Manchester United midfielder Donny van de Beek has revealed intimate details about what goes on in the Manchester United dressing room.
In an interview with the club’s in-house media, Van de Beek revealed who he gets on with the most within the United squad.
When asked who his best friend at the club was, the 24-year-old replied, “My best friend at United? That’s a good question.”
“I have a few guys who I’m good with, I’m good with Luke [Shaw], for example, but a few other guys as well who I do some stuff outside of football with.”
“Luke is one of the guys I have a good connection with. A few other guys as well: in the past, we had Nemanja Matic or Juan Mata, and we go out for dinner sometimes or for lunch after training. I think it’s good to do that to relax sometimes.”
The Netherlands international revealed that playmaker Bruno Fernandes was the player primarily responsible for controlling the music in the dressing room.
As per Van de Beek, this is a break from last season, where every player was allowed to add a song.
On Bruno’s behind-the-scenes role, the Dutchman said “Now, I see Bruno with the box, so he does all the music. I like a few of his songs but not everything.”
“I think he’s good. Different, all the things, even one time he put some Dutch music into the dressing room.”
The former Ajax star will be hoping to use the international break as a springboard to get a place into the starting eleven.
He is one of a few United stars that will not be involved with their countries on international duty after he was left out of the Dutch squad by Louis van Gaal.
Fans will be hoping the player is past an injury that saw him miss the last few games for the club and that he will be available for selection ahead of a busy and congested October schedule.