By Noel Whelan

3rd Feb, 2022 | 12:00pm

Man United news: Van de Beek tipped to 'explode' under Rangnick successor - pundit

Donny van de Beek still has a “real future” at Man United despite his loan exit to Everton, according to Noel Whelan.

The former Leeds striker, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, claimed Red Devils fans will be “really disappointed” to see the 24-year-old depart.

Man United confirmed the season-long loan exit of Van de Beek on transfer deadline day (31 January).

The midfielder had played just 68 minutes of Premier League football for the Red Devils this term.

Whelan insisted Van de Beek could return and succeed at Old Trafford when the club appoints a successor to Ralf Rangnick this summer.

He claimed Man United had made a “really shrewd move” by allowing the Dutchman to leave temporarily.

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“Man United fans will be really disappointed to see him leave the club,” he told Football Insider‘s Ewan Kingsbury.

“However, it’s a really shrewd move from the club to allow him to leave but manage to resist sending him out on a loan-to-buy deal.

“I think he’s got a real future at Man United and could explode under whoever comes in to replace Rangnick.

“The time was right to get him out. Everton can give him those regular first-team minutes in the Premier League. I’m excited to see what he can do.”

Rangnick is set to step back as Man United manager this summer.

According to The Athletic‘s David Ornstein (24 January), the Red Devils are set to ramp up their hunt for a new boss.

Mauricio Pochettino, Erik ten Hag, Luis Enrique, and Julen Lopetegui are apparently on the shortlist of club chiefs.

In other news, finance guru hails legends Gary Neville, Paul Scholes and Ryan Giggs after new Red Devils deal announced.