And just four of those were starts, with the midfielder appearing not to be trusted by his manager as he spent the majority of his time warming the bench.
Now, though, Van de Beek looks as though he’s worked hard to turn things around. Against Brentford, last week, he showed off his new physique.
The Dutchman no longer looks scrawny. Instead, he’s clearly put in the graft when it comes to bulking up.
The Athletic recently revealed he went to Amsterdam elite specialised training centre FysioConcep and, with them, created a new plan for his diet.
They also set up more weights-based gym exercises for him to enhance his chances of shining in the Premier League, with the player now likely to reap the benefits as a result.
Now, United will be hoping he'll follow in the footsteps of Ronaldo and De Gea.
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Source : https://www.express.co.uk/sport/football/1470828/Manchester-United-news-Cristiano-Ronaldo-David-De-Gea-Donny-van-de-Beek216