Manchester United midfielder Donny van de Beek has been closely criticised for his half in West Ham’s winner within the Carabo Cup tie on Wednesday night.
The Pink Devils crashed out of the competitors on the third-round stage as Manuel Lanzini fired David Moyes’ males via at Previous Trafford. The defeat offers United one much less probability to interrupt their trophy drought, having not claimed any silverware since 2017.
Holland midfielder Van de Beek was handed a uncommon begin in opposition to the Hammers, simply three days after Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s facet gained on the London Stadium within the Premier League.
Solskjaer made 11 adjustments from that recreation and it confirmed as United struggled to create many clear-cut openings.
The one aim of the sport got here after 9 minutes with Lanzini slotting residence after good play from Ryan Fredericks.
The Argentine was unmarked within the six-yard space to attain with former United ladies’s boss Casey Stoney highlighting Van de Beek’s positional error at half-time.
“He’s bought drawn to the ball, he’s had his eyes on the ball and he’s not checked his shoulder,” Stoney informed Sky Sports activities.
“There is just one ball being performed from the byline and that’s the cutback. That’s the hazard.
“You’ve got to remain in your participant and ensure you are ready to defend it.”
Van de Beek, who has been tipped to give up Previous Trafford in 2022, will virtually actually return to bench responsibility when United face Aston Villa on Saturday.
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In the meantime, Paris FC coach Reda Bekhti believes his former star Hannibal Mejbri, now at Man Utd, might be as influential a participant as Paul Scholes at Previous Trafford.
Mejbri, who made his Premier League debut for United on the again finish of final season, has impressed persistently for the Beneath-23’s, regardless of solely being 18 years of age.
Clearly a gifted particular person, Mejbri attracted the eye of Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain, earlier than United snapped him up in 2019.
His former Paris FC coach Bekhti has huge perception in him, and has even likened him to former United nice Paul Scholes.
“The Premier League requires loads of athleticism and a robust bodily capability. He can nonetheless develop extra muscle. If he passes this milestone and doesn’t decide up any accidents, he’ll win over [Solskjaer] I’m positive,” he informed First Time End.
“He can turn into a future Paul Scholes at Manchester United. He has all of the qualities in midfield to turn into a pacesetter.”
Whereas the Pink Devils legend is a big identify to stay as much as, having gained 11 Premier League titles throughout his time at Previous Trafford, it’s evident that Mejbri has luggage of expertise.
The attacking midfielder has simply signed a brand new long-term contract with United, and is clearly a precedence by way of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s future plans.
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