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Donny van de Beek launches strong criticism of Manchester United players after debut defeat to Crystal Palace

Manchester United new-boy Donny van de Beek has hit out at the club’s players following his debut defeat to Crystal Palace.

The Netherlands international scored for United despite their surprise 3-1 home defeat to Palace, who certainly deserved the three points after a strong performance at Old Trafford.

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This is far from good enough from Man Utd, however, and Van de Beek made his feelings known when he spoke after the game.

The summer signing from Ajax hit out at his team-mates for not living up to what they’d shown in training, and said they played too slowly against Palace.

Speaking to MUTV, as quoted by the Metro, the 23-year-old said: “That was not good enough today. Last week in training, it looked really good. There was lots of quality and we played fast but today we played too slowly.

“First match for the club, a day you want to win. It doesn’t matter how, you want to win and I’m really disappointed that we lost 3-1 at home, that’s really bad.

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“I think against an opponent like Crystal Palace you need to speed up the game to create something. That was not good enough.”

United fans will appreciate this honesty from Van de Beek, who looks to be showing good leadership by being demanding of those around him.

Still, it’s also not great to hear how clearly disappointed he is with those around him after just one game!

Red Devils fans will hope this was just a blip and the club can recover from this poor start before too long.

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4 Comments

  1. Musa Abdullahi Makuku says:

    You Really Say Something,donny Van De Beek,that Is How A Player Support To Be

  2. Obinna Paschal says:

    #ole neglets clubs by facing them with week line up which is critical

  3. Jonathan Bianco says:

    I was a Pogba fan, but have to say he just isn’t cutting it. He holds the ball too long and loses it, very cumbersome and slows down the game. Rashford needs time in the reserves to re focus and Lindeloff needs to go. Just sell Pogba, Lindeloff, Jesse, Perreira, Smalling, Dalot, Jones and Roho and get in Sancho, Telles and Upamecano. Also Matic us the glue that bonds the team so start looking for his replacement.

  4. Ibrahim Sadiq says:

    Ole really takes things for granted at times, he started a weak team really, but linderlof was involved in all the three goals, so therefore he and Woodward need to go now

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