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Van de Beek admits he wants to play more but has been told by Solskjær to be patient

Donny van de Beek has admitted that he is striving for more minutes on the pitch at club level but reveals that he has held talks with the manager.

The Dutchman is yet to start a game in the Premier League for United but has started two of United’s three Champions League game as well both of their Carabao Cup fixtures so far.

Van de Beek scored his second goal in as many games for his country last night as they drew 1-1 with Luis Enrique’s Spain.

“It sounds like a cliché for me to say that… sure, I would have liked to play more. But I really enjoy it. With a nice team, where we were also looking for a bit”, Van de Beek said after the game. “Fortunately, we did win the last match (vs Everton) before the international matches.”

“I am very well received and helped by everyone (at United). I am a patient person, but you go for playing as much as possible. I do my best for that and in the minutes that I have made, I have shown what to be able to add to the team,” he continued.

The midfielder insists that he will wait for his opportunity and seize it whenever it arrives but has been reassured in talks with Ole Gunnar Solskjær.

“He (Solskjær) says that I have to be patient and just keep going. He sees the times I come into the field that I have a good impact on the team. My time will certainly come and when the opportunities come I have to get there.”

With the infamously hectic festive period upon us, we can expect to see more of Van de Beek domestically and not just in cup competitions.

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