Manchester United paid around £40m to sign Donny van de Beek from Ajax, and despite the big money spent on the Netherlands international, he has struggled for game time under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
This season, Van de Beek is yet to get a minute of action, despite the fact that he reported to pre-season training on time.
Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand has blamed Solskjaer for signing the Dutchman if he wasn’t going to be used, and Rio doesn’t even see Solskjaer giving the 24-year-old a chance in the team this season.
“Donny van de Beek, he’s not going to get a chance in this team is he? £40 million and he ain’t going to play,” Ferdinand told Vibe with FIVE.
“Anyone coming in under Ole is an Ole signing. You give him the credit for the players who come in an do well, and you’ve got to take [criticism].
“I’m not one of those people who think every signing is going to be great. You are going to get them wrong, Fergie got them wrong.
“It’s inevitable when you sign so many players that you get one or two wrong.
“Van De Beek, you don’t know if he’s wrong or right because he doesn’t get the opportunity. That’s the problem.”