Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer insisted that Donny van de Beek‘s performances have possibly earned him a run in the starting eleven. The Dutch midfielder came off the bench yet again as he helped United overturn an early deficit to beat Newcastle United 4-1. After the game Solskjaer praised Van de Beek, who joined United on a transfer from Ajax this summer.
“He’ll get his game time. He’s been fantastic in the group”, Solskjaer said. “I think you see today and in training, he’s so neat and tidy, I don’t think he lost the ball once. It’s about finding the balance in the team. We’ve won 4-1 today and you’re asking why I didn’t start one of the players. He’ll have a very good impact on the team.”
Solskjaer was also happy to see Harry Maguire score a goal after a rough couple of weeks. “Harry scored and leads by example. He showed good character, I am happy for him. He had a couple of difficult weeks since he last played for us,” Solskjaer said. “The boys came together really well. The are looking forward to every game. Today I rested a few and they have come on and done the business for us.”