Donny van de Beek ‘expected to hold talks with Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer about his role in the squad next season’… after £40m signing made just four Premier League starts in his first season at Old Trafford
- Donny van de Beek was bought by Manchester United for £40million from Ajax
- Yet the Dutchman was not a regular in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s starting XI
- He scored just one goal and registered two assists in a difficult debut campaign
- Now, Van De Beek is seeking assurances about his role ahead of next season
Manchester United playmaker Donny van de Beek will reportedly hold talks with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer about his role in the first-team squad next season.
The 24-year-old Holland international endured a difficult first season at Old Trafford following his £40m move from Ajax last summer.
Van De Beek made just four starts in the Premier League and was an unused substitute during United’s Europa League final defeat against Villarreal last week.
Donny van de Beek will reportedly hold talks with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer about his role
The Dutchman was an unused substitute during United’s Europa League final defeat
Now, The Telegraph report that Van De Beek is expected to hold talks with the United boss about his role next season after a season of stagnation following his breakthrough at Ajax.
He is now on international duty with Holland ahead of this summer’s European Championships.
Back in November, Van De Beek admitted he was keen to play more, saying: ‘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.’
Solskjaer brought the 24-year-old in from Ajax last season but he has not played regularly
In 36 appearances in all competitions, Van De Beek scored just one goal and registered only two assists.
The fact he wasn’t used last Wednesday, when United were looking for a winner against a rigged Villarreal defence, is likely to be a cause of concern for the ex-Ajax man.
Van De Beek was United’s major summer incoming last summer but will have been surprised by his lack of minutes, particularly in the Premier League, last season.