Donny van de Beek has insisted that he trusts Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and has held "positive talks" with the Manchester United boss over his future.
The former Ajax star has failed to make an impression at Old Trafford, after making just four Premier League starts last season, and is yet to feature for the Red Devils this term.
His agent claimed yesterday that Cristiano Ronaldo's return to the club wasn't good news for Van de Beek, but Dutchman says he has been reassured about his place in the squad.
"I spoke with the manager about it (the interest from Everton) and the club. They were clear they wanted me to stay here,” he told Rio Ferdinand’s FIVE podcast. “The manager was really positive about me and he said: 'I need you and I want to keep you here'.
"Of course, what I see here now in the beginning of the season is difficult, because I didn't play one minute, but he said; 'What I see every day in training, I see a different Donny now'.
"He was really positive about me and I'm feeling well. I'm in good shape so I hope that I can show the people that I improved a lot. He sees a big difference, that I'm a little bit stronger now. He can see that I now have one-year of experience here in England. If he sees me now [compared to] the beginning, he sees a big difference."
Van de Beek also spoke about his struggles during his first year at the club, and added: "It's difficult if you're not really in the team, you're waiting for your chance. That's not easy, if you're not playing. Also not for the confidence. It's normal you need a bit of time to adapt but of course you are not happy. I want to play, that is clear.
“I train really hard every day, I try to improve and just wait for your chance, that's the only thing I can do. If the moment is there, I have to be ready, it's as simple as that. Be close with the players, be part of the team. If you're not playing, try to help them and be positive. You can't sit there and be angry."