After signing from Ajax for £40 million, Van de Beek has did not justify the funding, scoring simply as soon as in all competitions.
However Ferdinand is giving the 23-year-old a reprieve for now, with simply two begins within the Premier League and simply 10 extra begins coming within the cup competitions.
“I really feel for him. I don’t care who you might be – for those who’re taking part in the odd two minutes right here and there, three minutes right here and there, you can not carry out. I don’t care what degree of participant you might be,” Ferdinand mentioned on VIBE with FIVE.
“I don’t assume he’s been helped by way of crew choice and alternatives so I don’t assume it’s truthful to say he’s underperforming as a result of he’s not been put able to carry out but on a constant foundation.
“I watched him a hell of quite a bit within the Champions League within the 12 months that they had a very good run to the semi-finals, Ajax. He was so spectacular in the way in which he arrived within the field, the way in which he may play deeper as effectively and preserve the ball, preserve the sport ticking.
“I feel he would add worth to this crew, undoubtedly. He’s somebody who would create objectives, he performed a component within the aim (versus Leicester). When he will get within the field, he is aware of find out how to put the ball at the back of the web.
“However to get within the field he’s obtained to play within the place the place Bruno Fernandes is taking part in and he’s not going to do this. Can he do it from No.8 place or No.6 when he’s holding? I feel he can. He’s clever sufficient.
“It’s simply clearly United need a stiffer central midfield space behind Bruno. I get that, on condition that’s obtained to be defending the centre-backs and that’s not going to be considered one of Van de Beek’s strengths. However then it begs the query: why purchase him then?”