Manchester United player urged to be patient and not panic

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Former Ajax and PSV Eindhoven star Wim Kieft has urged Manchester United midfielder Donny van de Beek to remain patient for his chance at Old Trafford.

The Dutch star has struggled to make any real impact since signing for the club as he has had limited playing time, but Kieft has sent encouraging words to him.

Kieft wrote for De Telegraaf: “We from the Netherlands quickly think that such players will just get a basic place in the toughest competition in the world.

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“But that trainer is not crazy and he sees during training and during games that Van de Beek has to get used to the pace and physical resistance in the Premier League.

“Even Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Pogba were shocked when they ended up in the English league. Then for a young player like Van de Beek, familiar with the Eredivisie and trained with the safe way of playing at Ajax, it is not surprising that he is brought slowly and needs an adjustment period.

“Just see what happened to Davy Klaassen (now of Ajax) at Everton.

“Van de Beek just has to settle for his role in the pecking order at United and wait calmly for his chance. That can take longer if a team wins the away game in the Champions League against the finalist (PSG)…”