Donny van de Beek woes worsen as Man Utd exile is snubbed for Netherlands squad

Manchester United outcast Donny van de Beek has been left out of the latest Netherlands squad by Louis van Gaal.

The veteran Dutch boss dropped the 24-year-old midfielder from his last squad for games against Norway, Montenegro, and Turkey and has now done the same thing again with player's situation at Old Trafford still not improved.

It means he will miss the upcoming World Cup qualifiers against Latvia and Gibraltar.

Van de Beek has struggled for game time since his £40million move from Ajax last summer, but had been promised more of a look in this season by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

So far those opportunities have not materialised, with Van de Beek making two starts – against West Ham in the Carabao Cup and Young Boys in the Champions League – and a five-minute cameo appearance against Newcastle in the Premier League.

The out-of-favour midfielder had to be consoled by two of his fellow substitutes against Villarreal on Tuesday night, when Solskjaer decided against bringing him on as United pushed for a winner.

Van de Beek showed his frustration by taking a piece of chewing gum out of his mouth and throwing it towards the technical area.

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Solskjaer was asked about the player's situation ahead of the club's Premier League game against Everton on Saturday and issued this response.

"I manage a squad full of international footballers, competitive footballers who want to make a difference, want to play. They all want to be on the pitch, of course they do," Solskjaer told reporters.

"Donny was ready to come on [against Villarreal], as all the players should be. I've probably been a substitute more than anyone in this club and you have to be ready all the time.

"I've not been very happy a few times, but that's just a decision the manager makes. Alex (Telles) was coming off as a left-back and Fred did that job well, so I understand the frustration.

"If we're going to be successful together, we know that we need a positive energy," the United boss added.

"We can't have any sulkers, but Donny has never affected his team-mates negatively.

"As soon as I see players affecting the team negatively that's a different scenario and I'll probably be a little bit firmer."

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