Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has reportedly held talks with Manchester United midfielder Donny van de Beek, assuring him over his role at the club.
Van de Beek was awarded his 10th start of the season in United’s dramatic 3-2 FA Cup fourth round victory over Liverpool at Old Trafford, but failed to make a significant impact.
The Dutchman startled brightly but faded and was hooked midway through the second-half for match-winner Bruno Fernandes.
He is not performing poorly under Solskjaer but is also failing to make the kind of impression that forces his way into the manager’s immediate first-team plans.
That has led many to question Van de Beek’s role in the squad as he is yet to settle on a regular first-team spot despite arriving from Ajax with a superb reputation last summer.
Despite these concerns, the Athletic report that Solskjaer spoke to Van de Beek before last Wednesday’s 2-1 victory away to Fulham at Craven Cottage.
The report claims Solskjaer confirmed to the midfielder that he would soon be getting more game time and talks concluded positively.
Van de Beek, 23, has only been at United for around five months and has plenty of time to make his mark at Old Trafford.
United’s progression in the FA Cup plus a Europa League campaign that will resume shortly will allow the playmaker more chance to impress at his new side.