Manchester United new signing Donny van de Beek has stated that his time is coming at Old Trafford.
The Netherlands star has not started any game for the Red Devils in the Premier League since he arrived from Eredivisie giants Ajax at the beginning of the season in a deal that could rise to £39 million.
The 23-year-old has played in the Premier League for a combined 75 minutes thus far and has 1 goal to his name. He has started twice in the UEFA Champions League and twice in the Carabao Cup this term.
He played his part for the Netherlands by scoring in the friendly 1 all draw with Spain on Wednesday. When asked about his situation at Manchester United, he said he was happy and that he has shown the potential to make a positive contribution to the Red Devils.
“It sounds cliche for me to say this because of course, I would have liked to play more, but I really enjoy being in a nice team. I am simply received very well and helped by everyone,” Van de Beek told NOS.
“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.”
There are many midfield options for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at Old Trafford with the likes of Bruno Fernandes, Paul Pogba, Nemanja Matic, Fred, and Scott McTominay.
The Norwegian has favored a midfield combination of Fred and McTominay behind Fernandes in recent games against Chelsea, Paris Saint-Germain, and Newcastle United.
Paul Pogba and Van de Beek were also on the bench in their last Premier League game, the 3:1 win against Everton at Goodison Park.
Van de Beek added: “What does he [Solskjaer] say to me? That I have to be patient, but also that I just have to continue with what I am doing.
“And that he’s seen that I have a good impact when I come into the field. My time is definitely coming. And when those opportunities come, I have to be there.”