Stats show Donny van de Beek deserves to be in Manchester United starting XI

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According to statistics, Manchester United midfielder Donny van de Beek was one of the best performers in our Champions League defeat against Istanbul Basaksehir on Wednesday.

The Netherlands international has had limited playing time since his summer move to the club, but was handed a rare start in the Champions League clash against the Turkish Champions.

The Dutchman pulled the strings in midfield for the Red Devils before being replaced by Paul Pogba at the hour mark in a tactical switch by manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

However, his contribution in the game shows he deserves to be in the starting eleven after his impressive display in Turkey.

Here are the Dutchman’s game numbers:

61 minutes played

93% pass accuracy

81 total touches

2/2 take-ons

2/2 tackles

1 key pass