Van de Beek thinking "what have I done?" as Man Utd transfer questioned

Donny van de Beek must be sat at Manchester United thinking: "What have I done?"

That's according to former Red Devils captain Paul Ince, who is apparently baffled by Man United's capture of the Holland international.

United splashed out £35million on Van de Beek this summer after giving up on signing top target Jadon Sancho.

Van de Beek has made a handful of appearances in all competitions for the Red Devils, but is yet to start a game in the Premier League.

And Ince is the latest among many to voice his confusion over the signing.

Speaking exclusively to Ladbrokes at its launch of the 5-A-Side Bet on Leicester vs Wolves, Ince said: "They've spent £40m on Donny van de Beek and they're not playing him.

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"I don't know why they signed him. Maybe there's a situation where Pogba could be going at the end of the season and Van de Beek could come in.

"But if you've spent £40m on a player, you put him in! Put him in the team. No disrespect to Fred but do me a favour… Fred's OK. He's OK.

"He doesn't score goals, he doesn't set up goals. Midfield players are supposed to score goals. Even when you watch him shoot – he can't shoot!

"That's why you spend money on players, but then you've got to put them in the team. Bruno Fernandes came in and was straight in the team.

"Van de Beek must be sat there thinking, 'What have I done?'.

"Recruitment at United has been really, really poor. They've always had money to buy players. If you bring players in for those big amounts and you're not playing them but the team is winning, then great.

"When you don't play them and the team isn't getting results, people will start questioning Ole about recruitment and results.

"Those two factors combined are going to put pressure on Ole. Recruitment and results."

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