Donny van de Beek admits ‘I would have liked to play more’ since joining Manchester United after starring for Holland in their 1-1 draw against Spain
Donny van de Beek has admitted he is desperate to get more game time under his belt after joining Manchester United last summer.
Van de Beek is yet to start a Premier League game this season since United plucked him from his boyhood club Ajax in a £40m deal, despite a number of impressive appearances either as a substitute or in the Champions League.
The 23-year-old was desperate to plead patience when speaking after scoring in Holland’s 1-1 draw with Spain on Wednesday night but couldn’t help but say he wished he had been used more regularly by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
Donny van de Beek has admitted is looking to play more regularly at Manchester United
‘It sounds cliche for me to say this, because of course I would have liked to play more, but I really enjoy being in a nice team. I am simply received very well and helped by everyone,’ Van de Beek told NOS.
‘I’m a patient person, but of course you go there to play as much as possible. I also think – in the minutes that I have made, in the times that I have come in – I have shown that I can add something to the team.’
Van de Beek admitted he has spoken to Solskjaer about his lack of game time – he has only clocked a total of 75 minutes in the Premier League so far – and the United boss is supportive of him.
‘What does he say to me? That I have to be patient, but also that I just have to continue with what I am doing,’ Van de Been added.
‘And that he’s seen that I have a good impact when I come into the field. My time is definitely coming. And when those opportunities come, I have to be there.’
Van de Beek has two more games upcoming in the present international window with Holland, against Bosnia and Herzegovina followed by a clash with Poland.