DONNY VAN DE BEEK has insisted he can ‘add something’ to Manchester United’s starting XI after starring for Holland.
The Dutch international – who scored in the 1-1 draw with Spain on Wednesday – joined Old Trafford in a £39million move from Ajax in the summer.
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Van de Beek scored for Holland in their draw with Spain on WednesdayCredit: Reuters
Van de Beek wants to play more at Man Utd and reckons he can ‘add something’ to the teamCredit: Getty Images – Getty
The transfer was met by a backlash from pundits – with Patrice Evra slamming the move and Marco van Basten suggesting Van de Beek will regret it.
Van de Beek has been left frustrated after failing to start a Premier League game – coming off the bench five times, scoring in the 4-1 win over Newcastle.
But the attacking midfielder has revealed he is content in Manchester – and is keen to prove he deserves a starting spot.
Van de Beek told Dutch outlet NOS: “It sounds like a cliche for me to say this…
“Of course I would have liked to play more, but I really enjoy being in a nice team.
“I have been received very well and helped by everyone.
“I’m a patient person but of course you go there to play as much as possible.
“I also think in the minutes that I have played, in the times that I have come in, I have shown that I can add something to the team.”
Van de Beek also confirmed he’d had words with boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer – with the boss asking him to show patience.
The Dutchman continued: “[He said] that I have to be patient.
“But also [he said] that I just have to continue with what I have been doing.
“[He said] he’s seen that I have a good impact when I come on to the pitch.
“My time is definitely coming. And when those opportunities come, I have to be there.”
Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink recently hit out at Solskjaer for his tactics – saying it’s ‘not the Man Utd way’ to field two defensive midfielders.
Hasselbaink wants United to ditch the 4-2-3-1 and play a 4-3-3, which could open the door for Van de Beek to start, if they ever want to win the Premier League again.
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