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United boss Solskjaer responds to ‘blast’ from Van de Beek agent

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has issued a response to the blast of Donny van de Beek‘s agent Sjaak Swart. The Dutch midfielder’s representative hit out at the Red Devils last week, stating he isn’t happy that the club was only using Van de Beek as a substitution in his first three appearances for the club. Solskjaer has insisted that the former Ajax midfielder will see enough game time throughout the season.

“We know how many games we’re going to play and he’s going to be vital,” Solskjaer said. “He’s proved in every game he’s been a part of that he’s got high quality, he’s such a clever mover, he plays the game simply but effectively, with high quality. He’s knocking on the door. He’s got very high footballing intelligence and tactically he’s gone through the Ajax system. Dutch football is tactical, he knows football, he’s got his head screwed on.”

“He’s a different type of left-sided player compared to Dan James and Marcus Rashford but coming inside and finding good pockets, why not? He can play loads of different positions, which sometimes is a strength for a player. I remember myself sometimes, right-wing, left-wing, centre forward, No 10… Donny is one the coach will always look to have in a squad.” Van de Beek played the full ninety minutes on Wednesday as United beat Brighton & Hove Albion in the Carbao Cup (3-0).

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