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Solskjaer on van de Beek: He’ll grow more and more

Wed 06 January 2021 | 9:14

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer defends van de Beek against criticisms.

Manchester United

boss,

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

believes

Donny van de Beek

will shine at Old Trafford and that the Dutchman will play a key role in Manchester United's progress.

Van de Beek

, who joined Man United from

Ajax

in the summer, has not been a solid player in the Solskjaer’s team since arriving at Old Trafford. He has made 10

Premier League

appearances for the Red Devils this season but has been in the starting line-up only two times.

Van de Beek has only played 251 minutes in the Premier League, although he has played in three games each in the Champions League and EFL Cup.

Although the former Ajax star is yet to adapt to the team, Solskjaer says he has high hopes for him to become a key player for the club if he is given a chance.

“Donny has played well when he’s got the chance,”

Solskjaer said.

“I think we are too quick sometimes to jump on that if he isn’t playing, that it is a failure.

“Victor and Fred are good examples in my team that it takes a little bit of time and now they are massively important players in our squad and in our team and it will be the same with Donny.

"He has come in and is in a midfield pool of players with quality, challenging with Bruno, Juan, Jesse.

“I’ve got loads of no.10s and loads of center-midfielders with Paul, Nemanja, Scott, Fred.

"There are many of them and Donny has played well when he’s got the chance and that is a big thing, that you are ready.

“He is always ready, he works hard in training, positive and he will make differences in many games for us this season, but he’ll grow more and more even for next year.”

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