As the season goes on, Donny van de Beek will play more frequently, indicated Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
According to boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Donny van de Beek’s lack of minutes so far just highlights Manchester United’s lofty ambitions and he has a big role to play this season.
But speaking ahead of the Champions League clash with RB Leipzig on Wednesday, Solskjaer emphasized once again that Van de Beek remains a part of his long-term plans.
“When players come into a new league, new team, it is always going to be a time for adaption,” Solskjaer said at his pre-match news conference according to the Manchester Evening News.
“Donny has played well when he has played. It says a lot about our depth of quality that we don’t have to use him every game. I also think it says a lot about our ambitions.”
“We want to push on and challenge for trophies. Donny will play a big, big part this year. I know the topic is about Donny van de Beek.”
“It’s nice for some players or commentators to have a go, and I know you’re short for time on TV and have to put points across quickly.”
“But you don’t have to start the first three games to be an important player. I’d be disappointed if my team-mates said I wasn’t important because I didn’t start many games.”
“Donny will be very important for us, don’t worry about that.”