Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has responded to speculation about Donny van de Beek’s future.
The Daily Star reported yesterday that the Dutchman wants to leave Old Trafford in the summer.
But Solskjaer told his pre-match press conference the midfielder has been working extremely hard to get himself fit and he is in the squad for tomorrow night’s clash with AC Milan.
“There’s always speculation here,” said Solskjaer in response to a question about van de Beek’s future.
As I said, we’re assessing them. They’ve been involved in the training session and let’s see tomorrow if there is any reaction or not. They all trained yesterday, trained today and hopefully there’s no reaction today.
Donny has been focusing really hard, working really hard to get back for the latter stages of the season now, so that’s our focus.“
Ronald de Boer shares an agent with van de Beek and has also rubbished reports that the midfielder wants to leave.
De Boer told TalkSport: “I spoke to Ajax and they said there’s no truth in it at all. He didn’t ask to speak to them. He’s just focusing on his recovery on his ankle, and it’s not true that he asked Man United to leave.
‘His agent also told me that of course he’s not happy that he’s not playing. He’s not worried, of course he wants to play every game. But he’s not worried that he can’t succeed.
“He’s not panicking at all, he told his agent he’s so happy at Man United because the club is one of the best in terms of how they treat him. He feels loved.
“It’s not a football thing, it’s physical. In Holland, it’s nice with the ball but it’s not so physical. We have to give him time.”
As Solskjaer said, there will be always be speculation around United players – which means there’s a lot of nonsense out there.
Van de Beek is fully committed to becoming a success at United.
It’s not his fault that he got injured at an inopportune time. He’d have had plenty of games in central midfield and wide on the left in recent weeks if he’d been fit.
But now it looks like he’s back for the business end of the season, having worked very hard on his recovery. Hopefully he can put in some performances which silences a lot of the rubbish being said about him.
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