“It’s no shame at all, it’s also a big club, isn’t it?
“Of course, it’s a large amount [Van de Beek’s transfer fee], but they are confident that he will get there.”
Amid Van de Beek’s struggles in English football, former United star Gary Neville has expressed a belief he was only signed as a contingency had one of their midfielders left.
Paul Pogba was strongly linked with a move away from Old Trafford in the summer, with Real Madrid and Juventus both amongst his admirers.
And, speaking on Sunday, Neville said: “It’s interesting, something’s happened – the Van de Beek signing’s an interesting one – I still can’t get my head around it.