‘He’ll get his game time’: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer insists Donny van de Beek will start in the coming weeks after Manchester United overcome Newcastle United late on
- Donny van de Beek came on with 14 minutes to go against Newcastle United
- The Man United forward played a part as United scored three times late on
- Ole Gunnar Solskjaer insists Van De Beek will get his chance in the starting XI
- After two defeats in three games, it was a crucial victory for United on Saturday
Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says that summer signing Donny van de Beek will get his chance in the starting XI after he made another influential impact against Newcastle on Saturday night.
United struck three times late on against the Magpies to claim a 4-1 win at St James’ Park, in a crucial result following a disappointing start to the season for United.
Van de Beek came off the bench with 14 minutes to go on Saturday as United in the end stormed to victory and Solskjaer insists the former Ajax attacker will get his chance from the beginning in the coming weeks.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says that Donny van de Beek will get his chance in the starting XI
‘He’ll get his game time. He’s been fantastic in the group,’ Solskjaer told reporters after the win against Newcastle.
‘I think you see today and in training, he’s so neat and tidy, I don’t think he lost the ball once.
‘It’s about finding the balance in the team. We’ve won 4-1 today and you’re asking why I didn’t start one of the players. He’ll have a very good impact on the team.’
Harry Maguire scored a first-half equaliser on Saturday night, with Bruno Fernandes, Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Marcus Rashford sealing the win in the closing stages.
‘Harry scored and leads by example,’ Solskjaer added about his captain.
‘He showed good character, I am happy for him. He had a couple of difficult weeks since he last played for us,’ Solskjaer said.
‘The boys came together really well. The are looking forward to every game. Today I rested a few and they have come on and done the business for us.’
The Red Devils had lost two of their opening three Premier League fixtures before enjoying their 10th comeback win against Newcastle in England’s top flight – the most by any side against a single opponent in the competition.
United are 14th in the Premier League table through four games, seven points adrift of leaders Everton.
Solskjaer’s United will open their Champions League campaign at last season’s finalists Paris Saint-Germain on Tuesday.