“He’s disappointed”- Solskjaer admits 24-year-old Man United ace is unhappy at the club due to lack of playing time

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer claims Manchester United ace Donny van de Beek is still in his plans

Speaking to RTL7 (h/t The Metro), Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has claimed that Donny van de Beek has a future at Manchester United despite lack of minutes this season.

The 24-year-old was one of the few players that joined Old Trafford last summer. A regular at AFC Ajax, Van de Beek struggled to make it on the team sheet last season. A move to Everton was on the cards in the summer but it was apparently blocked off by Solskjaer as the Norwegian insisted that the midfielder was a part of his plans.

However, he has continued to struggle for action this season as he is yet to start a Premier League game. Nemanja Matic, Scott McTominay, Fred, and Paul Pogba have been preferred above the Dutch international, and his frustration was visibly clear when he threw a chewing gum on the floor during a previous game.

Manchester United star Donny van de Beek is yet to start a Premier League game this season.
Manchester United star Donny van de Beek is yet to start a Premier League game this season. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Solskjaer has now shed some light on the situation and reiterated that the former Ajax man will get his chances. The Norwegian told RTL7 (h/t The Metro):

‘Donny is still working hard, of course, and at the moment it’s hard. I understand Donny is frustrated, he’s disappointed, but he keeps on working every day with a big smile.

‘I know he’s not happy, but he works hard, and he’s a top professional. He knows that that’s the way that sometimes it works in football, at the moment he’s not playing, but he doesn’t let himself down…He keeps training well, and I enjoy having him there, and I hope for him that he gets his chances.’

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has revealed that he is aware of the frustration of Manchester United ace Donny van de Beek and believe he will get his chances eventually. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has revealed that he is aware of the frustration of Manchester United ace Donny van de Beek and believe he will get his chances eventually. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

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There is a lot of competition in the midfield line, and United are also at a disadvantage as they suffered an early exit in the EFL Cup– a competition where the Dutchman could have garnered minutes.

Regardless, it remains to be seen whether Van de Beek ever nails down a starting spot at the Manchester-based club.