Donny van de Beek says it is “hard to say” where his future lies but that there is a possibility he will leave Manchester United this summer.

The 26-year-old has been linked with a move away from Old Trafford and is among a list of other names, along with Fred, Anthony Elanga and Scott McTominay, whose exits could be sanctioned as United look to raise funds for new signings.

Van de Beek, who has recently returned to action after recovering from a knee injury, scored a cushioned volley in United’s 1-0 pre-season friendly win against Lyon in Edinburgh on Wednesday.

Despite claiming the door may not be closed on his future at United, he says that all possibilities are open.

He said: “It is hard to say where my future is. I come back now after an injury, I’m fit now and play my first minutes. I train for a few weeks. I try to push as hard as possible but everything can happen so it is hard to say where my future will be.

“Football you never know. Especially for me, let’s see what happens.”

Pressed on whether he could stay at United, he added: “Yeah but it’s also a possibility probably that I move.

“Everything is open. It’s hard to say now where my future is. First I focus now on getting fit as possible and push, just push.”

The Athletic reported earlier this month that United offered players in part-exchange for Rasmus Hojlund during talks with Atalanta — but the Italian club are insisting on a cash payment.

United floated the idea of swap deals plus money for Hojlund, with several players up for sale. Separate loans were also suggested. Atalanta, though, did not express any interest in the players proposed by United and want to be paid the fee for Hojlund in full.

Hojlund, meanwhile, has since agreed preliminary personal terms with United.

Van de Beek joined United in the summer of 2020 but has struggled for form since his arrival. He subsequently joined Everton on loan in the January transfer window last year.

He has made 60 appearances for United and scored two goals.



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