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Unused substitute Van de Beek has been promised game time by Solskjaer

Mon 23 August 2021 | 6:34

Since joining Manchester United from Ajax last summer, the 24-year-old has struggled for game time under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as he has found himself behind Bruno Fernandes and Paul Pogba in the pecking order.

Manchester United could not come with anything better than 

an away draw in their Premier League clash with Southampton on Sunday

.

The hosts took the lead in the first half

 after Adams saw his strike deflected off Fred and it went down as an own goal for the United man. However, Greenwood equalized in the 55th-minute minutes.

Van de Beek, who was an unused substitute 18 times last season, was once again overlooked in favor of Jadon Sancho, Scott McTominay, and Jesse Lingard as United attempted to salvage a winner at St Mary's.

 

However, 

Solskjaer

 believes things could turn this season for 

van de Beek

. He told his post-match conference: 

"Whenever you don't win a game you look at it but I always look at it as much when you win as well. What could we have done differently.

"I thought Nemanja [Matic] was excellent, Antho [Martial] was close to scoring a goal but Jadon and Donny will be important for us."

 

United

 had three attempts at goal from free-kicks yesterday as their set-piece prowess was impressive at 

Southampton

.

The club appointed set-piece coach Eric Ramsay in the summer

 after a season where they conceded 18 goals from dead-ball situations. Hailing 

Ramsay’s

 influence, 

Solskjaer

 said: 

"Eric Ramsay has come in, he's working really well with the boys.

"The first two or three (set-pieces), we could or should have had two or three goals on set-plays, which is pleasing but also disappointing we couldn't get the ball over the line.

"Nemanja, Paul, Anthony, chances for Victor and Harry, we'll keep on working and hopefully we'll be efficient in the end, scoring goals and stop conceding. We had a big chance where we could have lost the game so we need to tighten up there as well."

 


source: SportMob