Former Manchester United assistant manager Michael Carrick has admitted that Everton midfielder Donny Van De Beek should have been given more playing time at Old Trafford. Michael Carrick was the assistant to Ex-United teammate Ole Gunnar Solskjaer when the Red Devils paid around £39m to secure the signing of Van De Beek from Dutch Eredivisie giants Ajax Amsterdam at the start of last season.
Dutch international Van De Beek barely had a look-in when Solskjaer was the manager and his situation continued when Carrick became the caretaker manager immediately Solskjaer was sacked in November. Van De Beek was still getting little playing time when interim manager Ralf Rangnick replaced Michael Carrick after his job was done as the caretaker manager at Old Trafford. Van De Beek made the decision to leave Manchester United on loan during the winter transfer window in January and Everton snapped him up officially just before the said winter transfer window came to an end.
Michael Carrick talked about Donny Van De Beek while he was on Premier League TV earlier this month to deliver analysis on the Premier League encounter between hosts Tottenham Hotspur and Everton. Carrick is delighted to see Van De Beek playing regular first-team football at Everton under Frank Lampard.
Dutch midfielder Van De Beek has been an ever-present in the Everton starting XI since his loan move from Manchester United. All his appearances have been in the league as he's cup-tied for the FA Cup. His presence was missed in the Everton midfield as they crashed out of the competition last week Saturday via a 4-0 defeat to home team Crystal Palace. The Eagles tore Everton to shreds with goals from Marc Guehi, Jean-Philippe Mateta, WilfriedZaha and substitute Will Hughes. The reward for beating Everton in the FA Cup quarterfinals is a semifinal clash with reigning finalists Chelsea.