EPL: Rio Ferdinand predicts what’ll happen to Van de Beek under Lampard at Everton
Manchester United legend, Rio Ferdinand has predicted what will happen to Donny van de Beek at Everton under Frank Lampard.
Van de Beek finally left Man United to join Everton on loan on transfer deadline day.
Speaking on his Vibe with FIVE podcast, Ferdinand gave his thoughts on Van de Beek’s loan move to Everton, adding that the midfielder can be a success at Goodison Park.
Ferdinand said, “We had Donny on the show a while back and I have been able to stay in contact and speak to him quite a lot and I spoke to him over this deal as well, over this period of time.
“Obviously, Frank Lampard was a big driver, but also [Crystal Palace boss] Patrick Vieira was a big driver for him because he respects both.
“But I think being able to stay at home still, in Manchester, not having to move, his girlfriend’s pregnant as well, these are factors that played a part as well. But also, I think the important thing for Donny van de Beek – yes to play games – but just as important is where he is going to be played.”
He added, “He knows how to score, he knows how to play one- and two-touch in progressive, possession-based football.
“And Frank Lampard, in his short time as a manager, has tried to make his teams play football in a way that someone like Donny van de Beek might be able to flourish. I hope it works for both of them.”