De Boer sends a message to Van De Beek regarding his lack of playing time at Man United

Donny van de Beek-Manchester United

Manchester United signed Donny van de Beek from Ajax earlier in the summer but the attacking midfielder has not been a regular starter for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

It will be interesting to see if the 23-year-old can convince the Manchester United manager to give him a regular starting berth over the coming months.

Netherlands manager Frank de Boer has now given his thoughts on the midfielder’s lack of game time at Manchester United.

The Netherlands manager has urged the midfielder to be patient and he also revealed that he is not concerned about van de Beek’s lack of first-team action.

De Boer also revealed that he is happy that the midfielder is well-rested and he could be a crucial player for the Netherlands during this international break.

He said: “I can’t hug him right now of course! I try to give him as much confidence as possible, which I showed by starting him against Italy.

“I think he did well in the games he played, I saw him a few times at United. He’s doing well, but they have a great midfield with [Bruno] Fernandes, [Paul] Pogba, Fred, [Scott] McTominay and [Nemanja] Matic.

“It’s difficult, but I’m sure he will play his minutes. I can understand he wants to feature more frequently, but on the other hand, it’s always normal that you have to adapt when you go to a new league. 

“Let’s hope he will get his playing time. I am happy that he’s well-rested. We can use him here.”

The Dutchman is highly rated around Europe and he has a big future ahead of him it will be interesting to see if Manchester United can help him harness his potential over the coming years.