Manchester United head coach, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer,has come out to defend Donny van de Beek saying he will come good for the Red Devils.
Van de Beek was a summer signing from Ajax but has not sealed a starting berth role under Solskjaer since arriving at Old Trafford.
The 23 year old has made only 10 appearance in the Premier League this campaign, having started just two of those appearances.
He has also got three starts each in the Champions League and League Cup.
The Dutchman hasn’t hit the ground running but Solskjaer believes that Van de Beek will become an important player when the time is right.
“Donny has played well when he’s got the chance,” Solskjaer said. “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, [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.”