Solskjaer gives Van de Beek assurance
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Solskjaer gives Van de Beek assurance

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar has insisted that midfielder Donny van de Beek will have a big role to play at the club.

The Dutch midfielder is yet to start a game at United and was unused in United’s last game against Chelsea but according to Solskjaer the fact that the player has been made to wait for his chance shows how strong the current United squad is.

"When players come into a new league and a new team, it's always going to be a time of change, but when Donny has played, he's played really well. I think it says a lot about our depth of quality in the squad that we don't have to use him every single game, because we have other players as well.

“I also think it says everything about our ambitions, we want to push on, we want to challenge for trophies this season. Donny is going to play a big, big part this year. At the moment, I realise the topic is Donny van de Beek and it's nice for some players or commentators to have a little go.

"I know you're short for time when you're on telly and you have to put your points across very quickly, but you have to know that you don't have to start the first three games to be a very important player in the squad.

"I'd be disappointed if some of my team-mates said that I wasn't important at Manchester United, but I didn't start many games, so Donny's going to be very important for us, don't worry about that," the Norwegian said in his Tuesday presser.

United face RB Leipzig on Wednesday with United seeking to win their first home game of the season.

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