Ole Gunnar Solskjaer answers the criticisms over Manchester United's player handling as Van de Beek has not been able to perform enough since he joined the club in the summer.
the £40 million summer-signing ofManchester United
has not been able to play on the pitch more than two times. He has scored only once for Manchester United.
said that Manchester United believes that the idea that maybe
would leave, got the team into this signing.
Manchester United legend then said:
“It’s interesting, something’s happened – the Van de Beek signing’s an interesting one – I still can’t get my head around it.
“It’s almost as if that signing was sort of done in anticipation of one of the others leaving because Van de Beek has just sat on the bench for the last few months and he cost £40m. I think that Manchester United are preparing for someone leaving.
“Nemanja Matic might be finishing at the end of next season, maybe, maybe Pogba could leave.
“So they’ve already got Van de Beek in to maybe assume that role, but I think now, the way Paul Pogba’s playing and the way Manchester United’s season is going, there’s no one who’s going to come in in January and buy Paul Pogba, I don’t think Manchester United would let him go.”
Due to the lack of time for him to perform,
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
said that there will be time for him to play, and answered the critics who questioned Red Devil's handling of the players:
“There are so many examples of players needing a little bit of time, quality players, we have many examples ourselves and there are other clubs with examples and sometimes it takes time,”
“You don’t expect people who care for him to be quiet at times, especially when they want the best for them. Donny is going to play tomorrow, it’s another chance for him.
"And, yes, I’ve spoken to him and made him aware of how much we rate him, but he will play tomorrow and it’s a good chance again for him to kick on.”