Donny van de Beek tells Ole Gunnar Solskjaer he joined Man Utd to play more

Donny van de Beek believes he has done enough to warrant more starts at Manchester United.

The 23-year-old is yet to start in the Premier League following his summer switch from Ajax, despite Ole Gunnar Solskjaer insisting that he has a large part to play in his plans at Old Trafford.

Van de Beek scored the equalising goal in the draw against Spain this week, and afterwards he was asked about his current stance at United having been a star player in the Eredivisie.

The midfielder admitted that he isn’t entirely satisfied, but insisted his chance will come.

“It sounds (like a) cliche for me to say this, because of course I would have liked to play more, but I really enjoy being in a nice team. I am simply received very well and helped by everyone,” Van de Beek told NOS.

“I’m a patient person, but of course you go there to play as much as possible. I also think – in the minutes that I have made, in the times that I have come in – I have shown that I can add something to the team.”

He added: “What does he say to me? That I have to be patient, but also that I just have to continue with what I am doing.

“And that he's seen that I have a good impact when I come into the field. My time is definitely coming. And when those opportunities come, I have to be there.”

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been bombarded with questions over the £40m man in recent weeks, but he has remained defiant over his plans for the rest of the season.

The Norwegian said in October: “Donny will get his game time.

“He’s in the group and training and is always neat and tidy. Today, I don’t think he lost it once.

“He had an impact. But it’s about finding the balance in the team.

”We won 4-1 today and you’re asking why I didn’t start one of the players.

“He can have a very big impact on the team and has done well again.“

Van de Beek could make his first Premier League start against West Brom after the international break.

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