Van de Beek has not lived up to expectations this season.
midfielder Bruno Fernandes has backed Donny van de Beek, stressing that he would not be happy if he were in his place.
The Dutch midfielder had 10 start this season and was in the squad today in the win against Liverpool. However, he did not perform well, touching the ball only 23 times, attemping 18 passes, and was substituted in the 66th minute. Now Fernandes has backed his team-mate, claiming he is an important player for United.
"Donny had a great game,"
he told MUTV.
"Playing in the position I play, watching him he moves really good and played really well.
"It's important for us. If I was in the position of Donny I would not be happy at all but the most important is doing what he does today, coming in and helping the team.
"We have a really good squad and we have options. If you look at the bench and the first XI today and the ones at home we have a really good squad.
"It will not be a problem if we change the team or someone is tired because we have really good players."