Netherlands international Donny van de Beek will make a fresh attempt to leave Manchester United when the transfer window reopens at the turn of the year, The Mail reports.
Van de Beek was linked with a late loan move to Everton last month, but manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer blocked the approach while assuring more minutes for the Dutchman.
However, not much has changed over the past few weeks. Van de Beek has played just 141 minutes across three appearances for the Red Devils in all competitions.
The midfielder has come off the bench for his solitary league appearance of six minutes.
He was visibly frustrated at being an unused substitute against Villarreal in the Champions League in midweek.
It is now reported that the 24-year-old will push for the exit door in the next transfer window with a view to playing regular first-team football ahead of the winter World Cup.
Scott McTominay and Fred have been the regular midfield picks for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
Paul Pogba, who has excelled on the left wing, has played in the centre of the park when one of them has been rested.
There has been fan criticism over the duo’s performances, but Solskjaer publicly backed them saying that the club have won several big games with the pair in midfield.
Fred and Jesse Lingard were the final substitutes against Villarreal on Wednesday night.
Van de Beek cut a frustrated figure, throwing chewing gum towards assistant Mike Phelan.
However, the decision from Solskjaer proved correct as Fred and Lingard combined in the lead-up to the winning goal scored by Cristiano Ronaldo in the fifth minute of injury-time.
Van de Beek was in good spirits after the dramatic winner. He tried to join the celebrations, only for the stewards to pull him off the pitch thinking that he was a supporter.
The midfielder has recently been dropped by Netherlands manager Louis van Gaal citing his lack of league minutes, and he needs to play regularly to get back into the reckoning.
With the World Cup next winter, the £27 million-rated star will be keen to prove himself and may have to leave the Red Devils next year to boost his playing prospects.
A loan move could be an option during the January transfer window. It won’t be a surprise if the Toffees return for his services after their recent sale of James Rodriguez to Al-Rayyad.
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