Manchester United Football Club have really struggled to sell players they want to move on from the club.
Even when they do move players on, such as the likes of Dean Henderson and Anthony Elanga, they tend to do it slowly and at a much lower price than rivals such as Manchester City, Liverpool and Chelsea do.
One player that the club is currently struggling to move on is Donny Van de Beek.
The talented Dutch midfielder, who arrived at United with much promise, finds himself in a challenging situation at the club.
Recent developments suggest a gloomy period ahead as he grapples with limited playing opportunities.
One of the most glaring indicators of Van de Beek’s predicament was his omission from Manchester United’s UEFA Champions League squad.
It’s a stark reminder of how far he has fallen down the pecking order at the club.
With little chance of getting significant game time until at least January, his future appears doomed in the red half of Manchester.
A failed loan move to Real Sociedad in the summer further exacerbated his troubles.
While it seemed like a lifeline for Van de Beek, the deal fell apart due to concerns over his injury history and wage disputes.
This setback not only denied him a chance to regain form and confidence but also left him stranded at a club where opportunities for redemption seem increasingly scarce.
Interest from other clubs did surface, with French side Lorient among those keen on securing his services.
However, Van de Beek reportedly held out for offers from more prominent clubs, a decision that attracted its share of criticism.
This strategic gamble, aimed at moving up the footballing ladder, now appears to have backfired.
According to a report by LDH, an attempt by the players agent to secure a move to Anderlecht was met with rejection from the Belgian side.
Anderlecht, having bolstered their midfield, opted against bringing in the Dutchman, leaving Van de Beek’s options further limited.
Despite this, Manchester United seem eager to still offload the midfielder.
The club is reportedly open to considering loan proposals, even trying to sell the player to Turkish and Qatari clubs.
It remains to be seen whether a move to a new club, even if on loan, can provide the much-needed spark to reignite Van de Beek’s career.