Donny van de Beek is one of the few players who will no doubt feel some relief, following the departure of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer from Old Trafford.
The Dutchman, who joined Manchester United from Ajax in 2020, was ostracised by Solskjaer, as he made just four starts in the Premier League, under the Norwegian.
But with Solskjaer now gone, and United in the hunt for another manager, Van de Beek will be hoping that Mauricio Pochettino— a rumoured favorite for the job, agrees to leave Paris Saint-Germain for Old Trafford.
This is because Poch is a known admirer of Van de Beek, and the Dutchman is well aware of it.
Back in 2019, ahead of Tottenham’s UEFA Champions League game against Ajax, when asked what player he considered the most talented in the Eredivisie side, Pochettino didn’t hide his love for van de Beek, as he said at the time, “Van de Beek. Nobody talks much about him.
“But he has a dynamic in the game, he gets behind Tadic, he arrives, he works, he scores goals.”
“Logically, I love De Jong and De Ligt. But the example of the operation of this Ajax is Van de Beek. I like very much,” he added.
“They have a young player, from the academy, in each line, that shows what the team is.”
While Pochettino is United’s main target, the club is also looking at alternatives like Zinedine Zidane, Erik ten Hag and Brendan Rodgers, seeing as the Argentine still has a long-term contract with Paris Saint-Germain.