Holland manager Frank De Boer has revealed that midfielder Donny van de Beek wants more playing time at Manchester United.
De beek has found games hard to come by since moving to Old Trafford in the summer from Ajax and according to De Boer, the player wants to play regularly but must get used to a different competition (Premier League) first.
“Of course I try to give him as much confidence as possible, I also showed that by letting him play against Italy.
“He did a pretty nice job. He is also doing well at Manchester United, but they have a fantastic midfield. That’s difficult too, but Donny will still get to play enough.
“Of course he wants more, but you also have to get used to a different competition. He will experience that too, let’s hope he will eventually get game minutes. In any case, he is equipped, so we can use him well,” De Boer said in a scheduled press conference via Voetbal International.
The 23-year-old has been subject to some criticism after appearing not to be a regular first-team starter and has failed to start a single Premier League game so far during the new 2020-21 season.
He has only started four matches in total in the Champions League and League Cup and has been directly involved in two goals.
United will next be in action against West Brom in the Premier League on November 21 with van de Beek hopeful he can get his first domestic start of the campaign.