Solskjaer explains Van de Beek's absence from Man United team
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Solskjaer explains Van de Beek's absence from Man United team

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has defended his team selection following their 0-0 draw against Chelsea on Saturday. 

The Norwegian's selection has been questioned time and again, in particular the use of new signing Donny van de Beek, who was an unused sub at Old Trafford. 

His lack of playing time has seen fans and even former players questioning his importance, and Solskjaer answered the question during his post-match conference.

“Don’t worry about that,” said the manager. 

“He will get his games, don’t worry about that. It’s easy to say who should be playing and more difficult to say who shouldn’t.”

Among those who have questioned the Dutchman's importance include former defender Patrice Evra, who said the club seemingly did not need the 23-year-old. 

"We’re talking about Van de Beek, nothing against the kid, but why have we bought him? He’s watching the game from the stand every game. We don’t need him, that’s the truth," Evra said on Sky Sports, where he is a pundit. 

United next face RB Leipzig in the Champions League, before a home tie against Arsenal. 

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