Louis van Gaal: Van de Beek should not have signed for Man United
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Louis van Gaal: Van de Beek should not have signed for Man United

Former Manchester United and Netherlands manager Louis van Gaal has faulted Donny van de Beek's move to Manchester United, suggesting he could have been better elsewhere. 

The midfielder was one of the five additions at Old Trafford during the summer but has not managed to break into coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's team. 

The 23-year-old has made just two Premier League starts, with the rest substitute appearances. 

Van Gaal, who has been at the helm of the club, feels Van de Beek could have picked a different team since he can't get ahead of the likes of  Paul Pogba and Bruno  Fernandes. 

"I hope his time will come, but I don't think he made a good choice," the former United boss told Dutch television channel Ziggo. “I said that right away. 

"If you have Paul Pogba and Bruno Fernandes, what position should Van de Beek be in?

"He doesn't have the qualities of Pogba and Fernandes. And now you see that Pogba often doesn't start. Where should Van de Beek play then?

"I think you could have seen that beforehand. There are so many teams, which could have done better justice to him, also in the top division. He is a boy with many qualities."

Solskjaer has however downplayed the talk on lack of game time for the youngster, saying his time will come. 

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