Man Utd stars don't trust van de Beek with the ball-Hughes

Wed 10 February 2021 | 9:47

The young Dutch star joined Manchester last summer for 39 million euros; however, he did not have a good performance at all this season despite the expectations. Donny van de Beek was also present in the FA Cup win over West Ham, but was utterly ineffective and was substituted in the 73rd minute.

Mark Hughes commented that the Dutchman should do better if he wanted to be a key man for the Norwegian coach.


You just sense… it looks like they don't trust him with the ball yet,"

three-time FA Cup winner Hughes told talkSPORT of Van de Beek


"I haven't seen a great deal of movement, I haven't seen little movements to get in pockets of space, even though you suspect that's the player he is and those are the areas he wants to work in.

"He's been disappointing again. He's playing for Manchester United, a huge club, he's got to show more than he's showing at the moment.

"You want to give the boy a chance, and he probably feels a bit aggrieved that he hasn't had a run of games, he's probably feeling a bit hard done by. But you have to say, given what he's produced in the time he's had, he doesn't deserve more than that.

"So he's got to show more."

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was more accepting of his appearance, however, telling reporters after the match: "

I thought in the first half, we and Donny played really well


"We created spaces and he was part of that. He did his job neat and tidy, had a half chance. In the second half, the whole team fell off a little bit and we just wanted to make a few changes."

As well as Van de Beek, The United boss took time in his press conference to praise Dean Henderson and Mason Greenwood.


Mason did really well,

" Solskjaer said.

"He played well managing his minutes, played the last three [games]. Anthony [Martial] played a game the other week and we wanted him to complete the game


"I always hope our keeper has a quiet night when we play and most of the time it's happened that way.

"Today [Henderson] was clearing everything, apart from the last header. As a keeper, David [De Gea] has been used to this for years; to keep concentrated, keep your eye on the ball, then suddenly one moment comes up and you have to make a save. Hopefully that's the way for many years."



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