Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer emphasizes that Donny van de Beek will play an important role at Manchester United this season. The purchase has not yet received a basic place in the Premier League, but was kicked off again on Wednesday evening at a League Cup match.
The 23-year-old Van de Beek, who came over from Ajax for 39 million euros a month ago, showed his worth by giving the assist on the 0 with a nice heel in the eight-final match with Brighton & Hove Albion (0-3 victory). -2 by Juan Mata.
“Donny knocks emphatically on the door”, said Solskjaer after the game about the chances of more playing time for Van de Beek. “He has a lot of football intelligence and has shown in every game so far that he has many qualities. He moves so smart and plays simple but effective.”
Van de Beek is Manchester United’s only purchase for this season so far, which is why the English newspapers have regularly discussed his relatively limited playing time in recent weeks.
The Dutchman is after three rounds in the Premier League at 24 minutes in two duels, because Solskjaer is currently holding on to the midfield that was successful in the second half of last season (Paul Pogba, Nemanja Matic and Bruno Fernandes, with Scott McTominay as the first alternative ). Van de Beek, who immediately scored a goal on his league debut against Crystal Palace (1-3 defeat), was already twice in the base in the League Cup.
“We know how many games we still have this season, so Donny will play an essential role,” predicted Solskjaer, who also pointed out that Van de Beek can also play as a hanging left winger in the 4-2-3-1 system. from United. “Donny can handle many different positions, that’s a strength of his. As a coach, you always want to have a player like that in your team.”
Donny van de Beek and Manchester United will play a home game against Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League on Sunday. (Photo: Pro Shots)
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