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Manchester United: Goldbridge wants forgotten name to play integral role this season after shining on tour

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YouTuber Mark Goldbridge has called for Donny van de Beek to ‘start’ for Manchester United this season.

The Red Devils continued their fine form during pre-season with a 3-1 win over Crystal Palace down under on Tuesday.

Erik ten Hag introduced van de Beek and the Dutchman provided the assist for Marcus Rashford to slot home United’s second in the second half.

He earned a rating of seven from the Manchester Evening News for his performance while the man he replaced at half-time Scott McTominay received a 5/10 match rating and was described as the ‘biggest weakness’ in the front six with Goldbridge now insisting that the Scotman’s partnership with Fred must be permanently severed.

McTominay started 28 times in the league for United last season but taking to Twitter after the game Goldbridge proclaimed that van de Beek would be a much better option in the centre of the pitch:

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In the two seasons prior to his £35m move to Old Trafford, the 19-cap Netherlands ace was tearing it up under ten Hag at Ajax and he could find himself back in favour under his former mentor.

He starred in their run to the Champions League semi-finals in 2018/19 playing a hand in five goals and stayed in Amsterdam for another year while Matthijs De Ligt and Frenkie De Jong departed scoring a further ten goals and providing 11 assists in all competitions from centre-midfield.

Despite arriving with such a reputation he has been limited to just 50 appearances so far in Manchester with an average of 36 minutes per outing but perhaps the right man is now at the helm to reinvigorate the 25-year-old’s career.

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  • Valentine Egbiremon says:

    I absolutely ? agree.
    Play him more. It is very amusing that McFred gets more game time than Donny. It’s an absolute joke. Donny needs to start in the league and not just Europa, Fa Cup and League Cup games.

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