Donny van de Beek’s first season at Manchester United didn’t quite go to plan, but Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has stressed on a number of occasions that the Netherlands international is part of his plans.
Last week at his press conference the manager spoke about how Van de Beek can adapt to play in a number of different positions to best suit the needs of his team this season.
“He can play as a one or as a two in midfield,” said the manager, as per ManUtd.com. “Of course we’ve looked at ways of getting one or the two to go forward. That’s something that Scott [McTominay] is very good at, Paul [Pogba] is good at and Donny is good at but it’s not as easy as that as it depends on who you’ve got in front of you.”
The former Ajax midfielder was unable to earn a place in the team last season and he’s started the new campaign on the bench.
It hasn’t helped his matters in the Netherlands team since the newly appointed Louis van Gaal decided to leave him out of the recent squad announcement.
According to Dutch outlet AD, Solskjaer intervened to block a loan move for Van de Beek to join Everton.
The question for Van de Beek is can he make an impact when he gets opportunities this term? If he doesn’t, surely he could leave in January?