The Times points out Van de Beek Pogba developments: ‘He was disappointed’

Donny van de Beek is in the same boat as Memphis Depay when he played for Manchester United. That says Frans Hoek, who believes that the 24-year-old midfielder should not be written off too quickly at Old Trafford.
โ€œHis situation is a bit similar to that of Memphis Depay when he joined United,โ€ says the goalkeeper trainer, who assisted Louis van Gaal at The Red Devils between 2014 and 2016, against DeccEit. โ€œBoth are extremely talented and go from a Dutch top club to the English top. At Memphis, we have seen that this is extremely difficult. Now he has flourished at Lyon and is on the eve of a new step to the top.โ€
Corner emphasizes that the step to the top of the Premier League is great. โ€œThat‘s what we see with Hakim Ziyech at Chelsea. In clubs like that, a lot of players play with a lot of qualities. In the Netherlands, selections are often smaller. You also need time to adjust. The Premier League is a lot heavier than La Liga or the Bundesliga, make no mistake.โ€
Hoek advises the former Ajacied not to immediately choose the hare path, despite its limited playing time. โ€œPeople should not draw equal conclusions to this year. Donny’
s settled now and knows what to expect. He hasn‘t been able to show him what he can do yet. The second year is going to be very important to him, and that’s where he‘s going to show it. We have to be careful not to say too early that he didn’t make it.โ€
According to The Times, Van de Beek will follow the developments around Paul Pogba in suspense. The Frenchman is out of his contract next season. United wants to extend, but still has to table with him. If Pogba leaves, Van de Beek could replace him. ‘The Dutchman was disappointed that he did not leave the bank in the Europa League final’, writes the newspaper. ‘He hopes that he can kickstart his United career by playing a good European Championship with the Netherlands. ‘