The Dutch international has spent the last three seasons with the Red Devils, but he has failed to establish himself as a regular starter.
His chances of doing so next season are slim, given the increased competition for midfield positions following Mason Mount’s arrival.
Mount is expected to start at number eight next season, with Christian Eriksen likely to provide backup from the bench.
Meanwhile, Bruno Fernandes has claimed the tenth place. The new skipper is anticipated to start nearly every game.
With this in mind, United has allowed Van de Beek to leave, although they are unlikely to absorb a large loss to do so.
The Dutchman was bought from Ajax for £35 million upfront in 2020, and United are now looking for at least £25 million to cut ways with him.
After consulting with the player’s representation over the last week, Sociedad made ‘official contact’ with United, it was reported yesterday.
It’ll be intriguing to see if the Champions League club is willing to make such a large investment despite losing a key player David Silva this summer.
Silva recently suffered a significant knee injury while playing for the Spanish national team, confirming his decision to retire at the age of 37.
His departure has undoubtedly created a vacuum in the attacking midfield position. Van van Beek may have found the ideal platform to relaunch his career next term.
United is willing to let him go on their conditions. If Sociedad is interested in a loan deal, the club should insist on an obligatory buy clause subject to specified circumstances.