Rio Ferdinand claims Donny van de Beek’s big problem at Manchester United is that he is ‘too nice’ and would have been given more opportunities – or permitted to leave – had he kicked up a fuss.
Speaking about the situation on his FIVE YouTube show, Ferdinand said: “I think the big thing with Donny van de Beek – and he’s a great guy, we’ve had him on the show before – he’s a really calm, relaxed guy.
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“I think this is a funny situation because if he was a bad guy and he was volatile and he was loud, he’d be gone. He wouldn’t be at Man United.”
“And sometimes when you’re too nice maybe, or you’re nice about a situation and you’re polite, you might not get the situation that you really require for yourself. And I think that’s probably the problem for someone like Donny van de Beek.”
Ferdinand has actually spoken to the midfielder about his predicament, revealing: ‘It’s crazy because I saw him the other day, I spoke to him.
“I said to him, “Regardless of what happens man, just work hard” and I think he said that on the show.
“And I said to him, “These experiences are what build people, they build you as a human being but they build you as a player: the character, the personality. And I think in time you’ll look back and think that made me stronger.”
“He will never see it now, but he’ll look back and go, “You know what, that helped make me get stronger” and he can use this to fuel him and push him on in the next phase of his career when it comes.”
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