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Sport Hargreaves claims Donny van de Beek can be United's answer to Muller

00:15  29 october  2020
00:15  29 october  2020 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

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Donny van de Beek ' s troubles at Manchester United are down to the club' s poor recruitment policy over the summer, according to Owen Hargreaves . "I'd be disappointed if some of my team-mates said I wasn't important at Manchester United but I didn't start many games. Donny will be very, very

Donny van de Beek ' s troubles at Manchester United are down to the club' s poor recruitment policy over the summer, according to Owen Hargreaves . Van de Beek opted to continue his development at Old Trafford at the start of September after months of speculation over his future, having also been

Donny van de Beek, Owen Hargreaves playing football on a field: MailOnline logo © Provided by Daily Mail MailOnline logo

Owen Hargreaves believes that Donny van de Beek can be Manchester United's answer to Thomas Muller as the Dutchman finally gets his chance in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side.

The 23-year-old has been left frustrated by a lack of first team opportunities since his £40m arrival from Ajax earlier this summer, with Solskjaer cautious in getting the Dutchman involved.

The United boss has responded to calls for the attacking midfielder to get more game time, however, by naming Van De Beek in his starting line-up for the Champions League clash with RB Leipzig at Old Trafford.

He'll bring quality for sure – Ziyech urges patience with Van de Beek at Man Utd

  He'll bring quality for sure – Ziyech urges patience with Van de Beek at Man Utd Hakim Ziyech thinks Donny van de Beek will come good for Manchester United once he has had time to adapt.The Red Devils signed the midfielder for an initial £34.7million (€39m) in September, but the 23-year-old has found playing time hard to come by at the start of his career in England.

Patrice Evra insists Donny van de Beek is not good enough for a starting place in Manchester United ’ s midfield (Instagram/Getty). The former United left-back also believes Van de Beek is not yet good enough to start ahead of Paul Pogba or Bruno Fernandes in midfield.

Donny van de Beek is yet to earn a start in the Premier LeagueCredit: AP:Associated Press. But Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has hardly played van de Beek , awarding him just four substitute outings in the Premier League. The weekend' s 0-0 draw with Chelsea saw the Dutchman left on the bench, his boss

Owen Hargreaves has high hopes that Donny van de Beek (C) can dazzle at Manchester United © Provided by Daily Mail Owen Hargreaves has high hopes that Donny van de Beek (C) can dazzle at Manchester United The 23-year-old has struggled for first team minutes since joining for £40m from Ajax © Provided by Daily Mail The 23-year-old has struggled for first team minutes since joining for £40m from Ajax

And Hargreaves has high hopes that the former Ajax star can dazzle for United, insisting that, like Bayern Munich star Thomas Muller, once he gets his spot in the team, it will be very difficult to take him out.

'I think he's a really good player,' Hargreaves said on BT Sport. 'He hasn't had the opportunity to show it.

'He could be like what Thomas Muller is for bayern Munich - the style. Everybody tried to get Thomas Muller out of the team, but once he's in, you can't get him out in terms of goals assists, he's very unselfish, he can press the ball, he works in a midfield three, he can play as an 8 or a 10.

Van de Beek? "We don't need him"

 Van de Beek? Former Manchester United Patrice Evra blasted the recruitment of Donny van de Beek on Saturday. © Supplied by Football 365 Donny van de Beek (Manchester United) 25102020 It is a Patrice Evra once again well recovered against his former club Manchester United, who gave his opinion on the recruitment of Donny van de Beek this summer. Bought for 39 M €, the Dutch midfielder arrived from Ajax Amsterdam only played sixty minutes with United and has not started once.

Donny van de Beek was Manchester United ' s big-money signing for £40million Van de Beek has played 61 minutes and is yet to make a start in the league Images therefore of Van de Beek sitting idly on the substitutes bench, unused as the rain poured

Van de Beek was Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's big summer signing but is yet to start a Premier League game and has played just 60 minutes of league football since arriving at Old Trafford. Patrice Evra questioned Manchester United ' s decision to sign £40m man Donny van de Beek .

Owen Hargreaves standing in front of a stage: Hargreaves says, like Muller, once Van de Beek is in the side he will be hard to take out © Provided by Daily Mail Hargreaves says, like Muller, once Van de Beek is in the side he will be hard to take out

'[Van de Beek] is one of those... once he's in the team Ole is going to find it hard to get him out.'


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However, the former United midfielder noted that Solskjaer faces a selection dilemma in his midfield, with Van De Beek, Paul Pogba and Bruno Fernandes all vying for spots in the centre of the park

'But the problem you have is: You've got £100m Pogba, Bruno Fernandes... getting them all in one team with the front three they have is going to be a challenge for Ole.'

United are looking to pick up from where they left off in Paris last week with another win in the Champions League, having earned an excellent 2-1 victory over the French champions.

Thomas Muller throwing a ball: The German has been integral to the huge success of Bayern Munich in their recent history © Provided by Daily Mail The German has been integral to the huge success of Bayern Munich in their recent history

Solskjaer has explained his selection decisions, including the move to omit Fernandes and Marcus Rashford from his starting line up.

'Bruno and Marcus have played the last five, three for us and two internationals,' he said.

'Scott played the last three plus three internationals. So five games in 14 days, six games in 17 for Scotty. You've got to look after the players.

'We have to cause them [Leipzig] more problems than they can cause us. I've picked a team we think can win the game and cause problems. I'll always pick a team I think can win the game.'

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Frank de Boer backs Donny van de Beek to force his way into Utd team .
Holland manager Frank de Boer insists he isn't concerned about Donny van de Beek's peripheral role at Manchester United. The 23-year-old joined the Red Devils from Ajax in the summer.The 23-year-old joined the Red Devils from Ajax in the summer for a fee of £35.7million, but has only made four starts this season across all competitions and is yet to start a Premier League game.

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