Former Holland boss Danny Blind has accused Ole Gunnar Solskjaer of neglecting new Manchester United signing Donny van de Beek.
Van de Beek joined United from Ajax in a £40m deal this summer to strengthen Solskjaer’s midfield.
But the Holland international, 23, has cut a frustrated figure so far after failing to start a single Premier League game to find himself an outcast.
Van de Beek has started more games for his international side than United this season (three) – and cannot get in the team even after Paul Pogba has been dropped.
He was an unused substitute in the dismal goalless draw with Chelsea on Saturday, with Solskjaer preferring to send on Pogba in the second half instead as United looked to find a winner.
Donny van de Beek was left on the bench as Man Utd drew with Chelsea
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Blind, who managed Holland between 2015 and 2017 and is the father of former United star Daley Blind, has questioned Solskjaer’s treatment of van de Beek and admits he cannot understand it.
He said: “What was he (van de Beek) signed for?
“I listened to Solskjaer’s press conference (on Friday) and he had nothing but praise for Donny. Yet, he did not even give him a brief cameo.
“He bought him to beef up the squad. Why not use that squad depth?”
Man Utd boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is standing firm over Donny van de Beek
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Solskjaer was asked about Van de Week after the 0-0 draw with Chelsea and what the midfielder has to do to get a game.
The United boss, who appeared taken aback and surprised by the query, answered: “He’ll get his games, don’t worry about that.
“It’s easy to say who should be playing and more difficult to say who shouldn’t.”
Donny van de Beek has hardly figured for Manchester United
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