De Beek was the first signing made by the Red Devils during this season’s transfer window. The 23-year-old made his move to the Premier League club from Ajax in August in a deal worth £40 million. Since the move, the highly-rated midfielder has been struggling for playtime at the club.
He made his appearance in the first match of the season where he scored the only goal in United’s defeat. Donny has since made 21 appearances for the club but has only started in 2 of them.
SOLSKJAER’ VERDICT ON DE BEEK:
Ole knows the importance of players with versatility like Donny’s. On another day, if United were giving their regular inconsistent performance, he might have made the cut. But this season is different.
United are currently at the top of the Premier League table that makes Ole select the strongest team possible. Rotation is important, but when you are at the verge of winning the trophy after 7 years, you wouldn’t take the risk.
Also, with the options Solskjaer has in the midfield, it is difficult to satisfy everyone. Bruno Fernandes is undroppable at the moment and Paul Pogba has rediscovered his form.
“I wouldn’t say that Donny is happy. Of course, he wants to play more, but he gets about his job in the right manner. He reminds me a lot about myself, when I first came in, that he understands my difficulties and challenges.– Solskjaer on De Beek
With all the speculation surrounding Donny, Ole has eased the commotion as he has guaranteed that he will be involved in the FA Cup fixture against Liverpool in some way or the other.
After Donny van de Beek was said to be unhappy many clubs across Europe were trying their best to get the Dutchman on loan for the remainder of the season. However, United has rejected all the approaches made and won’t be letting him leave yet.