At Manchester United midfielder Donny van de Beek has struggled for playing time, but Ole Gunnar Solskjaer hinted that he could return shortly. According to the Red Devils manager, Donny van de Beek will “reap his benefits” at Manchester United. Ahead of Saturday’s match against Watford, Solskjaer chimed in with praise for Van de Beek, praising his work ethic.
Last season, Van de Beek arrived at United from Ajax for an estimated £40 million, but his opportunities have been limited at Old Trafford football club. The midfielder has only started four Premier League games for United, the last of which was against Wolves in May, and has only played 528 minutes in the top division. Van de Beek’s appearance off the bench against Manchester City two weeks ago drew wild cheers from United fans, demonstrating their faith in the Netherlands international.
“I think our fans can see a top professional and a very good player,” Solskjaer said at a press conference. “And Donny is one that has never ever let himself or his team or his family down by his attitude. His approach to the game and training is spot on. I can’t fault him, and he knows that. I keep in contact and I speak to him and communicate with him because it’s not easy when players are not playing as much as they think they should do, and Donny thinks he should be playing more and he will be involved.”
“I can’t say anything other than he’s another example of what to do when you’re not in the team and he’ll reap his rewards. Unfortunately, he felt something in one of the last sessions before City and he had to pull out of the game because he didn’t feel right. We’ve got to give him time to feel right,” Solskjaer added. “I can’t give you a timescale if it’s tomorrow or Tuesday or Chelsea. We’ll see how he is, that’s important.”