Donny van de Beek finally speaks on his lack of playing time at Manchester United

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Manchester United’s headline summer signing Donny van de Beek has voiced out over his lack of playing time since his moving to the club from Ajax. The Dutchman sealed a £40million transfer during the most recent transfer window but has found opportunities hard to come by.

Van de Beek is yet to start in the Premier League and his lack of involvement in last Saturday’s stalemate against Chelsea was questioned by former United stars Gary Neville and Patrice Evra, with the latter claiming the midfielder was not really needed at the club.

United host Arsenal on Sunday in a heavyweight Premier League encounter and Van de Beek admits it is the kind of game he wants to be involved in.

“Players always want to play games. Training is also nice, but the games… this is why you’re playing football,” stressed the ex-Ajax man.

“I think a lot of games [means] we can improve always and I am sure that we will win more if we stay in the focus.

“Arsenal have showed that they have really good players, and I mean we need to be focused. We won yesterday and everybody’s happy and it’s good for the confidence and everything, but now we must go on to that game.

“A lot of big games are coming up now. A lot of games. We need to stay in the focus and then I’m sure that we make more nice wins.”

Van de Beek was also impressed with teammate Marcus Rahsford’s impact both on and off the pitch.

He added: “He’s an amazing player. I see already from day one [and] the moment that I arrived here his quality, and he’s also a really good guy.

“He’s always working hard and [is] really talented. I like him also a person, and I’m really happy for him. He’s already a big player and will show a lot more of his quality – I’m sure about that.”