Donny van de Beek's stance on January transfer amid links to Man Utd moveManchester United’s need for new blood in the January transfer window was laid bare by their Carabao Cup defeat to Manchester City on Tuesday night. The Red Devils were too easily dismissed b
y Pep Guardiola’s men in the first half of their 3-1 loss - conceding three times and being dominated - before rallying in the second half. United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is keen to reinforce his squad this month, but has stated that he will only look to bring in players better than what he currently has on offer. The opening 45 minutes against City suggested that, in some areas, that shouldn’t be too difficult. The most notable issue right now is at the heart of midfield, particularly with Paul Pogba and Scott McTominay both out injured. Pogba underwent surgery earlier this w
eek and faces a month out, while Scotland international McTominay is currently on crutches and is unlikely to be seen until late February. United are keen on 50million-rated Donny van de B
eek (Image: SIPA USA/PA Images) Read MoreRelated ArticlesMan Utd weigh up transfer of 50m Ajax midfielder Donny van de Beek Read MoreRelated ArticlesOne #OleOut tweet sent every four seconds as pressure grows on Man Utd boss As such, United are considering a move for Dutch international Donny van de Beek. The 22 year-old remained at Ajax last summer after their Dutch title success and Champions League semi-final run, despite interest from a number of clubs. Now United are weighing up a 50million January switch for Van de Beek, who has eight goals and eight assists
in 26 games so far this term. But what of the players intentions? Is he keen on a move this
month? Donny van de Beek has expressed his desire to play out the season at Ajax (Image: OLAF KRAAK/EPA-EFE/REX) Apparently not, according to what he said back in October. Asked about a possible move in the transfer window, Va
n de Bee
k was clear. “I don’t want to leave during the winter break,” he told Voetbal International. “I will play here all season, [and] I finish at Ajax this year. That gives me clarity and tranquillity. I will see what happens next. “Maybe someday in my career it will happen that I switch clu
bs during the winter break, but now I don’t like it.
” However, with Ajax having failed to qualify for the Champions League last 16, United could now be set to test both the Dutch club and van de Beek’s resolve. Ajax
chiefs are very aware of their place in footballs current order, particularly financial
ly. If the money is there, then it is certain to pique their interest.