Manchester United

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer accused of lying to Donny van de Beek over Manchester United future

By Amreen
Donny van de Beek has struggled for playing at Man United
Donny van de Beek has struggled for playing at Man United / Pool/GettyImages

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been accused of lying to Donny van de Beek over his Manchester United future as the Dutchman continues to struggle for game time at Old Trafford.

The 24-year-old arrived at United in a £35million deal from Ajax in September last year, but has only made 39 appearances in all competitions, scoring just one goal. So far this season, he has been limited to just three outings across competitions, and has featured for just six minutes in the Premier League.

Former United man Paul Ince has accused the Red Devils' boss of lying to the midfielder, and insisted that Van de Beek must leave the club for the sake of his own career.

Ince told the Kelly & Wrighty show: "If I’m going to buy a player, a top player from Ajax, the first thing I’m going to say is, 'Am I going to play? Where do you see me fitting in, within the system, within the team?'

"As a manager you have two choices – you can either tell the truth or not tell the truth. From what I’m seeing for the last year and a half, he’s not told Donny the truth, he hasn’t had any game time.

"He’s got £35million sitting on the bench. I can hold my hands up if I’m on the bench and the team are winning and playing well. You can’t tell me that Fred and [Scott] McTominay are playing well week-in and week-out, and even [Paul] Pogba because they’re not.

"But he seems to play them all the time, and I’m sitting there watching them play, I would be livid. He’s been professional, he’s done everything by the book. Ole’s come out saying he’s in my plans, obviously he’s just blatantly lying, he has to move in January for the good of his career."

Van de Beek's last appearance for United came on September 22 in the Carabao Cup defeat to West Ham, and he has been linked to Everton and Newcastle United ahead of the January transfer window.