DONNY VAN DE BEEK is considering QUITTING Manchester United this month, according to reports.
That is despite assurances over playing time by new manager Ralf Rangnick.
According to ESPN, the midfielder is weighing up his options as he looks for a route out of Old Trafford.
Van de Beek, 24, has not started a single Premier League game this season – and only begun four last term following his £40million transfer from Ajax.
Netherlands boss Louis van Gaal has made it clear he will only pick players regularly playing for their clubs for the World Cup.
And Van de Beek – already axed from the national team – knows he needs to be playing to earn a spot on the plane to Qatar.
A loan move until the end of the season is a possibility – but only if his full £120,000-per-week wages are covered and a loan fee is offered.
And the report adds any offers – permanent or loan – will ultimately be signed off by Rangnick who gets the final say.
The interim head coach has reportedly told Van de Beek he will get his chances in the first team and will play his part in the second half of the season.
As SunSport revealed, Rangnick is currently battling a dressing-room rift which threatens to completely derail the club's season.
A number of stars feel certain senior team-mates have too much sway with interim boss Rangnick on big decisions.
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United are still in three competitions – Premier League, Champions League and FA Cup – and therefore cannot trim the squad down too much in this January transfer window.
Van de Beek did start the Champions League draw with Young Boys under Rangnick but put in a poor performance, including losing possession for the Swiss side's equaliser.
In the Premier League, he has featured for a grand total of eight minutes in the last seven games, although has remained an unused sub in each of the last three.
His only goal of the campaign was a consolation in the 4-1 defeat at Watford, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's final game in charge.
Everton tried to land Van de Beek on loan in the summer but a deal fell through.
And the ex-Ajax man responded by splitting with agent Guido Albers and join rival Ali Dursan – only for Albers to point out an 18-month binding contract to scupper the midfielder's plans.
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