Manchester United midfielder, Scott McTominay has backed Olé Gunnar Solskjaer’s decision to gradually ease Donny van de Beek into life at Old Trafford.
The 23 year old Dutchman has barely started a game for Solskjaer’s side this season, especially in the Premier League, where he’s been reduced to substitute appearances.
Van de Beek was again, an unused substitute in last weekend’s goalless draw against Chelsea, and it has raised doubts as to whether he’s even a part of Solskjaer’s plans this season, after joining from Ajax for £40 million in the summer.
But like Solskjaer has already insisted, McTominay believes van de Beek is important for United, but he needs time to settle before he’s plunged into the league.
He said during a recent press conference, “You see the way Donny comes to training every day, wanting to work hard and impress everybody. As the manager says, I’m so confident Donny will be such an important figure in this team.
“With him, Alex [Telles] and Edinson [Cavani], big signings like that who are top quality players can really lift a dressing room. We’ve seen that with Alex in Paris and Donny off the bench.
“There’s no time to panic for Donny, people can be so quick to come to an assumption that he’s not played. Give him time, let him settle and let him concentrate on his season.”
United meet German side, RB Leipzig in the UEFA Champions League on Wednesday, for a chance to move top of the group, and van de Beek could be in line for a start.