Manchester United

Solskjaer's staff never felt Donny van de Beek could succeed at Man Utd

Mudeet Arora
Van de Beek should get his fair chance now
Van de Beek should get his fair chance now / Eurasia Sport Images/GettyImages

Recently sacked Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and his coaching staff reportedly didn't feel that Donny van de Beek had the personality to succeed at the club.

Van de Beek has endured a pretty awful time since his arrival at Manchester United. He hasn't started a single Premier League game this season, and has made just three appearances as a substitute.

The Dutchman was the only player who had the license to leave the pitch with his head held high after United were thumped 4-1 by Watford.

The Times' reporter Paul Hirst has now reported that Solskjaer's coaching staff were convinced that Donny's personality will make him crumble under pressure which is why he isn't a good fit for Manchester United.

The report adds that both Van de Beek and many other United players were shocked by that assessment of the coaching staff.

United are reportedly looking for an interim manager who could stable the ship until the end of the Premier League season.

For now, Michael Carrick is the club's caretaker manager and will lead the side for Tuesday's UEFA Champions League clash against Villarreal.

Solskjaer spoke after his sacking and said that he is "very proud" of what he achieved as United manager and it was a "dream come true" to manage the club.