Solskjaer: Why £40m signing was snubbed

English Premier League

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has opened about why Donny van De Beek does not feature more prominently.

The midfielder was an unused substitution in the goalless draw against Chelsea, prompting club legends Gary Neville and Patrice Evra to question their use for the former Ajax Amsterdam star.

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Solskjaer insists Van de Beek will get his minutes and had a message to those asking why he isn't playing.

“Don’t worry about that, 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,” Solskjaer said according to the club’s website.

“You have a clean sheet, you have some pressure, you’ve stopped the home run of defeats. You want to win it, of course you want to win a game of football at home, but I think it’s a solid performance when you think of the week we’ve had. We’ve had a very big week with two wins and a draw.

“It’s going to be relentless. It’s easy to be a fan and sit there saying he should be playing or he should be playing. They don’t know what’s going on behind the scenes.

“The players are tired, they play loads of internationals, come back and play every three days again and after PSG last time, we had a big dip.

“This time around we’ve started with a good performance. Maybe we should have had three points but we didn’t, we got a point and it’s something to build on,” Solskjaer said.

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