Donny Van De Beek Praises Harry Maguire’s ‘massive Character’ To Shake Off Boos

Donny van de Beek believes Manchester United captain Harry Maguire showed “huge persona” with his astonishing reaction to some merciless booing during the hole degrees against Crystal Palace in Melbourne.


The Erik ten Hag era persevered with some other promising pre-season friendly win on Tuesday evening in Australia, wherein the Red Devils recorded a three-1 victory at the cavernous MCG.

Anthony Martial opened the scoring along with his third purpose in as many games, before Marcus Rashford and Jadon Sancho completed nice team movements inside the second half.

There turned into a Joel Ward comfort and overdue red card for United youngster Will Fish however the major speaking factor in Melbourne become the jeers that met each Maguire touch on the begin of the match.

The 29-year-old appeared to win over supporters with an outstanding displaying and the boos subsided, with team-mate Van de Beek impressed by the way the skipper bounced back.

“I heard as nicely,” the Holland international informed the PA information agency. “I didn’t realize certainly what happened.

“But I think if I saw the sport today I assume Harry turned into gambling definitely properly.

“He become aggressive, he got so many balls, so which means he has a massive persona.

“He has a whole lot of revel in, so I assume that’s fine what he (confirmed), his performance today.”

The negativity towards Maguire petered out as interest grew to become back to the promising pleasant overall performance via United, who’ve now received all three pre-season fits to this point.

Some of Ten Hag’s fingerprints are already visible in United’s technique – approaches Van de Beek knows better than maximum having worked beneath him with wonderful achievement in Ajax.

Asked what the supervisor is making an attempt to make the organization do, he puffed his cheeks and stated: “So many stuff. But I suppose he likes the information as well and he asks a lot from you as a participant.

“You must be healthy to play his style of soccer but I think we’ve the proper players for that.

“We simply need to hold going and repeat all the time and then we are able to improve I’m certain.

“I mean, inside the strain you can see already a piece different things than before however additionally in constructing up, a whole lot of versions.

“I suppose nevertheless we are able to enhance plenty of things but, yeah, it looks like advantageous and we just need to preserve going and educate exact.”

Van de Beek could be forgiven for punching the air when it emerged that Ten Hag become joining him at Old Trafford.

The 25-yr-old midfielder has struggled to make an effect seeing that joining from Ajax in September 2020 and spent the second half of of remaining season on mortgage at Everton.

“Good question,” Van de Beek said while asked why he has no longer been at his excellent for the reason that move.

“Of route you watched plenty about football, but on the stop you want to stay your self and you in no way have to alternate as a player.

“So, yeah, it additionally depends on which manager is in the membership, which type of players does he like.

“I just do my nice and I have to push every day. Of path all and sundry can enhance and me as properly, so I’m usually searching how I can improve.

“I don’t assume the whole thing was awful (in my time in England). I think I additionally show an excellent few moments.

“But, simply again, I will by no means exchange as a participant. Of course you can enhance things, however on the quit, what I say, you in no way have to trade and I will now not do this.

“Every player has his personal traits, me as nicely in order that’s it.”

Put to Van de Beek that he should were glad to pay attention his antique supervisor changed into being appointed by way of United, he said with a grin: “Yeah, I don’t recognise. Of direction they say that because I had him in Ajax.

“But, again, you realize, in the long run you have to play correct for him from yourself and it doesn’t make any feel who’s the teach. You want to locate your position within the team.

Donny van de Beek has struggled to make an effect considering that joining United (Martin Rickett/PA)

“Of route he is aware of me as a participant however, still, that says nothing, you understand? I have to show it for myself.”

Van de Beek might also have struggled to fulfil his ability in a United shirt to date however the constant backing from lovers has no longer gone not noted.

“I assume, yeah, that’s high quality that they prefer me,” he brought.

“They recognise I will always supply the whole thing and, yeah, I hope in the future I will deliver them some thing returned.

“But it offers you self belief as nicely and it’s a terrific feeling.”

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