Donny van de Beek made his Manchester United debut on Saturday, but unfortunately it marked a bad start to the season for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side.
Going into our season opener against Crystal Palace there were many United fans frustrated by how the club has gone about its business this summer.
For instance, United started their season with Timothy Fosu-Mensah and Daniel James on the right flank. No offence to either player but that doesn’t fill me with confidence.
On top of that we had one new signings to show off yesterday and he was named on the bench.
Van de Beek later came from the bench to replace Paul Pogba in midfield at a time when United were struggling. He scored a goal but it wasn’t enough as Palace won 3-1.
Is it too much to ask to have the majority of our business done at this point, but who knows? Maybe we won’t make more signings but there’s definitely pressure building on the board.
As far as debuts go, however, Van de Beek put in an encouraging display but it’s a shame that we didn’t get the result to top it off.
Van de Beek tweeted the following message to his fans: “Happy to make my debut for @manutd tonight, but disappointed with the result. We keep our heads up and go for our next game on Tuesday.”
— Donny van de Beek (@Donny_beek6) September 19, 2020
The Netherlands International was possibly the only positive for Solskjaer to take from the game.
His new manager was impressed and expects to see plenty more goals from him in the coming months and years.
‘Yeah he gave us a bit of belief there that we could get something from the game,’ Solskjaer said after the match, as per The Metro. ‘Donny is bright, he sees space, he sees the ball, where it’s going to land in the box — and that’s what he’s going to give us. That’s why we’ve signed him.
‘He’s got that knack of finding the right areas in the box. We needed that because some time, not very often, we got round, put some crosses in, and we didn’t have enough players in the box in the right areas.’
Things need to pick up soon.