Van de Beek had only appeared in only two Premier League matches for United in the 2020/21 campaign, but Solskjaer has assured him way back before the squad tie with Fulham that he will have more playing time as the season unfolds.
The chat with United boss left the squad number six to have confidence that he will feature in games between now and the end of the season with United chasing not only their first league title since 2013 but also silverware in the FA Cup and the UEFA Europa League
The former Ajax player only came to Old Trafford in the summer with a sum of 40 million euros, with United ruling out a possible loan or permanent move away from the club, due to his lack of playing time- spending his time.
The Holland player featured in the FA Cup tie against Liverpool, before Bruno Fernandes- who scored the winning goal- came in for him at the dying minutes of the game.
“Donny had a great game. Playing in the position I play, watching him he moves good and played really well.” Solskjaer said.
Solskjaer lauded the midfielder for his performance at the FA Cup match against Jurgen Klopp’s side last Sunday. He admitted that Van de Beek is not happy as regards his playing time with the club.
“You can see the cleverness in his movement and how efficient he is with the ball, so, of course, it takes a lot out of you. He’s mentally prepared for this game, he knew a few days ago.”
However, with Paul Pogba contract to expire in 2022, the midfielder will anticipate more games in the feature
The Red Devils are, two points clear of their arch-rival, Manchester City at the top of the Premier League log as they return to action at home to Sheffield United on Wednesday.