DONNY VAN DE BEEK is set to be handed a lifeline by incoming Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag.
The midfielder is currently on loan at Everton, where he still struggles for game-time as he did at Old Trafford.
Big things were expected of Van de Beek when United paid Ajax £39million to secure his services.
But the Dutchman barely got a look in under then-manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and his successor Ralph Rangnick before he was shipped out to Goodison Park.
But according to The Telegraph, his United career is far from over.
Van de Beek “will start the season in Ten Hag’s United squad” and he will at least have a chance to fight for a way back”.
Ten Hag, or course, managed Van de Beek during their Ajax days, with the 25-year-old an integral part of the vibrant and dynamic side.
He was a shining light as Ajax made it all the way to the semi-finals of the Champions League in 2019 before losing out to Tottenham in heart-breaking fashion on away goals.
The box-to-box style player scored ten goals from midfield last term and was seen as the perfect foil for the outgoing Paul Pogba and Bruno Fernandes by Solskjaer.
But despite United fans begging for the player to be given a chance, he often cut a frustrated figure on the bench.
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Van de Beek could be joined in the squad by former West Ham flop Sebastian Haller.
SunSport has exclusively revealed that the 27-year-old could be following Ten Hag from Ajax to United.
Forward Haller has scored 11 Champions League goals this season in a total of 31 for the Dutch giants.