Four United players have done one to one work with Solskjaer

A report by the Athletic claims that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer still believes Donny van de Beek can be a success at Manchester United.

They claim that other senior club figures also retain support for the Dutch midfielder.

Van de Beek is one of four players named in the report as having undergone extra training with Solskjaer.

Group training is largely led by Kieran McKenna and Michael Carrick, but Solskjaer apparently does some individual work with some players.

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Marcus Rashford, Jesse Lingard and Mason Greenwood are the other three stars named as having worked closely with Solskjaer on their game.

All three have come through the academy and all three want to be finding the back of the net on a regular basis.

That is something Solskjaer can help with, and he was a striker who worked relentlessly on his craft during his career.

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Van de Beek doing all he can

Van de Beek does not really fall into the same category, and perhaps he is working with Solskjaer to do all he can to get into United’s first team.

Solskjaer has not found a regular slot in his side for the Dutchman since his arrival last year.

Perhaps he is being kept around in case Lingard or Paul Pogba leave at the end of their contracts in the summer, which would push van de Beek up the pecking order.

In the meantime, van de Beek is putting in the hard yards and retains the support of his manager, so there is hope that he can make a success of his United career.

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Sam Preston is an NCTJ gold standard news and sports journalist who studied with the Press Association. He also has a 2:1 law with French law degree from the University of Birmingham, which included a year studying at Bordeaux Montaigne University. He is an FA Level 1 football coach who appeared on the BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire show in 2018 and has also written digital football content and match-day programme pieces for Colchester United, Mansfield Town and Stockport County.