Former Manchester United star, Dwight Yorke, has urged Donny van de Beek to fight for his place in Olé Gunnar Solskjaer’s team.
The Netherlands international has barely played since joining for over £30 million in the summer of 2020, with just 11 starts across all competitions.
The lack of opportunity is believed to be a source of concern because of fears the midfielder could grow frustrated with United, but Yorke believes it’s never that simple with a club like ours.
Speaking recently to MUTV, he said, “Donny van de Beek has come in as a big-name summer signing and a lot is expected of him. You know, when you come to this club, there is competition for places.
“It’s not straightforward. You’ve got to earn the right to be in the team. He’s found himself in an unusual position and he has to fight hard and show determination to overcome this and get into the team.”
Yorke added, “He’ll get the chance to impress the manager, who is seeing him on a daily basis in training. He’s got to be frustrated and I can understand why – because he’s joined a club and has expected to be playing.
“Unfortunately, it doesn’t quite happen for him. This is where man-management comes in: to make sure he keeps his head up, his fitness and his belief. Donny will try to prove himself and show he deserves more chances.”