Writing on the wall? Solskjaer addresses Van De Beek rumours that Man United fans will not want to hear
Manchester United head coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has admitted that summer signing Donny van de Beek is unhappy at Old Trafford.
It is no secret that Van De Beek arrived at Old Trafford with a big reputation in the game after helping Ajax get back to the very top of the game, and many were excited to see just what he was able to bring to the club.
But Van de Beek has made 21 total appearances this season and has played just 10 times in the Premier League – only two of which have been starts, and his manager has admitted that lack of playing time hasn’t gone down well.
“I wouldn’t say that Donny is happy,” Solskjaer said on GOAL. “Of course, he wants to play more, but he gets about his job in the right manner.
“We are doing well and have got players who are playing really well in his position.”
Solskjaer himself earned a reputation as a super sub during his playing days at Old Trafford, and as such he has plenty of empathy for his new signing.
“He reminds me a lot about myself, when I first came in, that he understands my difficulties and challenges,” the Norwegian continued.
“I was the same with Sir Alex [Ferguson, former Man Utd head coach]. When he left me out I understood and I was happy for the team to win – and Donny is that type of guy.
“He knows he is important for us and knows he is going to play many games.”
Van De Beek is a quality footballer that should be playing, so if he is not getting the minutes at United, then there are alot of clubs out there that would love to have him in the squad.