Fabrizio Romano believes Donny van de Beek will stay at Manchester United, and Eric ten Haag is confident in his potential.
A reliable reporter told Give Me Sport that the Red Devils rejected three midfielder offers in the summer.
Two of these approaches came from a rival from the Premier League, and another from a club from Italy.
Romano said: “In the last days of the summer transfer window, until the deadline day, they received three offers from one Italian and two English clubs for Donny van de Beek.
“They said no because Ten Hag is convinced of his potential, so I’m sure they will try to protect the player.”
The Dutchman has endured a torrid time at Old Trafford, scoring just four goals in 60 matches.
He is struggling for playing time, fitness and injuries, and it is difficult for him to adapt to his place at the club.
Seemingly never on the same wavelength as his teammates when he takes the field, Van de Beek has often slowed down promising opportunities for counterattacks under Ole Gunnar Sulscher and subsequent managers.
His lack of overall involvement was also noticeable: the former Ajax star often completed a small number of touches and did not affect matches.
Despite Ten Haag’s appointment at the club, Van de Beek’s current season has not been any better than his other players in a United shirt.
He played poorly in the first half of the campaign, missed the Netherlands national team for the World Cup and was injured at the end of the season in a match against Bournemouth in early January.
The news that his manager still believes in him may lift Van de Beek’s spirits somewhat, because, unfortunately, there are few such fans among United.