Image source: Donny van de Beek Twitter
Manchester United coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has admitted that Donny van de Beek is unhappy at the club due to his lack of playing time. Van de Beek joined United during the summer transfer window from Ajax.
Since making his move, the 23-year-old has made 21 appearances, 10 of which were Premier League appearances and only two of which have been starts.
The midfielder has been left on the bench for United’s last 6 Premier League games.
“I wouldn’t say that Donny is happy,” Solskjaer said. “Of course, he wants to play more, but he gets about his job in the right manner.
“We are doing well and have got players who are playing really well in his position.”
“He reminds me a lot about myself, when I first came in, that he understands my difficulties and challenges,” the United coach continued.
“I was the same with Sir Alex [Ferguson, former Man Utd head coach]. When he left me out I understood and I was happy for the team to win – and Donny is that type of guy.
“He knows he is important for us and knows he is going to play many games.”
“He will definitely be involved in this game against Liverpool and he might be the deciding factor in the game,” Solskjaer added.
“He trusts his own quality. He is a quietly confident guy who deep down knows he is good enough and is just waiting for his opportunity.”
Manchester United will face Liverpool in the FA Cup 4th round on Sunday, January 24.