Donny van de Beek signed up for Manchester United last summer, as he sealed a £40m move from Ajax.
Van de Beek hasn’t been given enough playing time under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, and he has had just two Premier League starts since the switch.
The 23-year-old has come under criticism for his lack of form, but Manchester United legend Paul Scholes, has leaped to the defence of the Dutchman, as he insisted that he can’t make meaningful progress with his limited playing time.
Speaking on the Webby & O’Neill YouTube channel, Scholes spoke in defence of Van de Beek and asked for patience with the 23-year-old.
“Axel Tuanzebe had a great year at Aston Villa, went on loan and did really well. He did get a couple of chances this season but it didn’t quite work out,” the Manchester United legend said.
“They need a run of games. It’s like Van de Beek, everyone’s having a go at him.
“He plays one game and then he doesn’t play for the next 10 games.
“It’s impossible for those kind of players to get any kind of form if they’re not playing games.”