Getting used to the Manchester weather, Donny? Van de Beek and his girlfriend head out on shopping trip in matching coats as United star enjoys day off after starring in Champions League win over Istanbul Basaksehir
Donny van de Beek has been left in the cold when it comes to starting a Premier League game for Manchester United but he has no issue battling the elements of his new home city.
The midfielder was pictured out and about in Manchester on Wednesday with his girlfriend Estelle Bergkamp – daughter of Arsenal and Holland legend Dennis.
The pair were a picture of happiness in the city centre as they did some shopping dressed in almost identical long winter coats.
Donny van de Beek and his girlfriend Estelle Bergkamp went shopping together on Wednesday
Donny van de Beek shone as Manchester United beat Istanbul Basaksehir 4-1 on Tuesday
Van de Beek made the most of his day off after shining for United in their 4-1 Champions League win over Istanbul Basaksehir on Tuesday night.
The 23-year-old made only his fifth start of the season but was excellent in the double-pivot role at Old Trafford.
The midfielder was confident in possession, with a pass accuracy of 88 per cent and a total of 73 touches of the ball. He also created two chances and had a 100 per cent dribble completion rate.
And after the match former United players Rio Ferdinand, Owen Hargreaves and Paul Scholes – who all won the Champions League together at United in 2008 – were left purring about Van de Beek.
Van de Beek has struggled to force his way into the first team since his £40million summer arrival from Ajax but BT Sport pundit Hargreaves believes he may have played his way into Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s starting XI for Sunday’s league trip to Southampton.
The 23-year-old midfielder was excellent in the double-pivot midfield role for the Red Devils
BT Sport pundit Owen Hargreaves described the midfielder’s performance as ‘close to perfect’
Hargreaves said his performance was ‘close to perfect’ while fellow pundit Ferdinand was also impressed.
‘Van de Beek is so unselfish that he can just fit in,’ said Hargreaves.
‘I think he’s played himself into the starting line-up.’
Ferdinand added: ‘I was really was pleased with him. We’ve been impatient ourselves but Ole has shown why he has been thought of so highly.
‘He’s the one player than can play one-touch two-touch and keep it simple. He sacrifices parts of his game to help other people and you need that in great times.
Rio Ferdinand was also impressed with the 23-year-old’s performance at Old Trafford
‘He’s the one player that will make other players play well.’
Scholes echoed their sentiments by saying: ‘Some of the one-touch stuff was brilliant,’ said the ex-United midfielder.
‘He had the awareness around him to find Cavani and find some good balls to Marcus.
‘What we saw tonight was his best position. I think he’s good enough at the defensive position. He will be willing to try to do that. But it won’t be the defensive quality he brings, he will be bringing stuff going forward.’
Van de Beek was making only his fifth start of the season since his £40m summer move