Man Utd outcast Van de Beek left ‘upset’ by continued Solskjaer snubs

Manchester United midfielder Donny van de Beek has been left upset by his lack of starts at Old Trafford.

The Netherlands international joined the club for an initial £35m back in August having agreed a five-year deal to leave his boyhood club Ajax.

Despite being tipped to play a key role in the first-team by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, the 23-year-old remains very much a back-up option with Bruno Fernandes and Paul Pogba favoured as creative midfielders.

Although he was understandably excited by his move, Van de Beek might now be feeling contemplative over his future options following only two Premier League starts.

According to Dutch outlet Soccer News, Voetbal journalist Suleyman Ozturk believes that Van de Beek has been left upset by his situation, with Solskjaer seeing him as a back-up.

The Norwegian boss said earlier this week: “Donny has played well when he’s got the chance.

“I think we are too quick sometimes to jump on that if he isn’t playing, that it is a failure.

“Victor [Lindelof] and Fred are good examples in my team that it takes a little bit of time and now they are massively important players in our squad and in our team and it will be the same with Donny.

"He has come in and is in a midfield pool of players with quality, challenging with Bruno [Fernandes], Juan [Mata], Jesse [Lingard].

“I’ve got loads of no.10s and loads of centre midfielders with Paul [Pogba], Nemanja [Matic], Scott [McTominay], Fred.

"There are many of them and Donny has played well when he’s got the chance and that is a big thing, that you are ready.

“He is always ready, he works hard in training, [he is] positive and he will make differences in many games for us this season, but he’ll grow more and more even for next year.”

With Netherlands hero Ronald de Boer telling Dutch news outlet AD earlier this week: “The European Championship is coming, he will undoubtedly want to be there.

“Maybe it would be good for him to discuss with the club exactly what they want with him.

“If the view on playing time does not improve, he may have to declare that he should be loaned or even sold.”

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