Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has awarded new-signing Donny van de Beek with his first Premier League start since his arrival in the summer.
Van de Beek, 23, joined United during the summer transfer window from Ajax in a transfer which cost the Reds’ hierarchy £39m, as per Sky Sports.
Since his arrival in Manchester, van de Beek has been forced to be introduced slowly into the squad’s first-team plans which has caused much speculation surrounding his long-term future.
The talented Dutch midfielder has featured in a total of 12 matches in all competitions and has been directly involved in two goals, however, most of those have come from the bench after Solskjaer has opted to award van de Beek with a squad role.
That was, at least until today, now van de Beek is set to line-up for his new side when the Reds face-off against Southampton in today’s early Premier League kick-off.
In light of van de Beek’s long-awaited Premier League start, pockets of United fans have taken to their social media to give their thoughts ahead of today’s important clash.
Big game needed by mr beek 🙏
— Stuart (@stuart_dandro) November 29, 2020
Masterclass van dee beek 😍
— No1 UNITED FAN (@Tizerpapzz1) November 29, 2020
well better late than never ole😂😂
— TrevorAntony (@unitedude) November 29, 2020
— mooooo (@whel_oooo) November 29, 2020
— ً (@Iuke8i) November 29, 2020
We told y’all to be patient. Donny will get his time. And now, it’s time for Donnyyyyyy pic.twitter.com/VGOue0am8N
— 𝙼𝚊𝚍𝚖𝚘𝚒𝚜𝚎𝚕𝚕𝚎 𝙶𝚛𝚎𝚎𝚗𝚠𝚘𝚘𝚍 🍭 (@quinn_utd) November 29, 2020