Van de Beek Since signing from Ajax in the summer, the midfielder has made just eight starts this season, causing some to say he should leave the club.
In the midst of more backlash about the reduced position of the midfielder at Manchester United, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has announced that he has given Donny van de Beek reassurances regarding his future.
Since signing from Ajax in the summer, the Dutch international has made only eight appearances, which has caused many to doubt the feasibility of the transfer. Earlier this week, the Dutch great Ronald de Boer said that the midfielder should attempt a hasty departure this month to secure a spot in the Dutch squad for the European Championships this summer.
United manager Solskjaer maintains, however, that Van de Beek will continue to take his opportunities, announcing that the midfielder will play against Watford in the third round of the FA Cup at Old Trafford. On Saturday
Solskjaer said of Van de Beek, “There are so many examples of players needing a little bit of time, quality players, we have many examples of ourselves and there are other clubs with examples and sometimes it takes time.”
He was not shocked to see skepticism about his treatment of Van de Beek, Solskjaer said.
You don’t expect that sometimes people who care for him will be silent, particularly because they want the best for him. Donny will be playing tomorrow, and this is another opportunity for him. And, yeah, I talked to him and let him realise how high we rate him, but tomorrow he’s going to play, and it’s a nice opportunity for him to kick on again.
Brandon Williams is another player who is struggling for playing time this season. Last season, the full-back enjoyed a remarkable breakout, but his minutes have been reduced throughout the new campaign, with Alex Telles’ emergence seeing him slide further down the pecking order.
This month’s likelihood of a loan transfer is not ruled out, but Solskjaer maintains the 20-year-old knows he is well known at the club, despite only making two starts this season in the Carabao Cup.
It was more complicated for him this season, I think he put his head down, and he’s been working very hard lately. Tomorrow he’ll be involved, and he’s in the team,’ said Solskjaer of Williams.
He showed me that he has a determination to struggle through this, which is the best thing. You do better as you find your first major deal. Will you bounce back from not being too much of the team?
“Brandon has shown that he’s just going to continue to carry on as he does so hopefully lately. He knows my view on it, he knows my view of him, and we believe in the boy.”