Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has addressed the current Donny van de Beek situation, claiming that we will ‘see a lot’ of him this season.
Many fans and pundits have been critical of the manager’s decision to not play the Dutchman more, with the midfielder showing glimpses of his quality during his selective showings.
Van de Beek was the first name through the doors of Old Trafford during the summer, with his arrival bringing plenty of excitement.
He is yet to start in the Premier League though, leading onto criticism of the signing itself – just eight games into the new season.
Jamie Carragher stated that he ‘doesn’t understand’ why Manchester United bought the player, with the squad already possessing Paul Pogba and Bruno Fernandes.
Patrice Evra made similar comments, claiming that Van de Beek was not an ‘urgent’ name needed.
Such cries have caused quite the stir online, but Solskjaer has addressed the situation, via the club’s official site.
During an interview, he was asked the following, ‘The media narrative at the moment seems to be about Donny van de Beek, even though he’s played in seven of our eight games we’ve played.
Do you have to speak to him about what’s said and written?’
The manager responded: “No I don’t have to speak to him about what’s said or written. I speak to every player quite regularly. It’s a good thing for us that people see the depth we have in the squad and, okay, if Donny doesn’t play one game then there’s a good player that doesn’t play, but there are also other players there that want to play.
“Donny is adapting and is getting more and more used to us as a team and the way we want to play, and of course the Premier League is a different scenario to Eredivisie and we’ll see a lot of him, don’t worry about that.”
Solskjaer has been keen to bolster his squad options as part of his rebuild at the club, with there being a desire to compete on all fronts this season.
The quality of such has been elevated with Champions League qualification, alongside the three usual domestic tournaments.
Van de Beek will get his chances, and the manager is certainly not worried about any of the noises being made, outside the walls of the club’s complex.