MANCHESTER – Former defender Manchester United, Patrice Evra confirmed that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s steps to reserve Donny van de Beek were right. He considered that the Dutch player was not qualified enough in the Red Devils main squad.
De Beek joined Man United from Ajax for a transfer value of 40 million pounds in the 2020 summer transfer market. However, the 23-year-old player has not appeared in the 2020-2021 Premier League since the early minutes.
Van de Beek has always been Solskjaer’s mainstay when Man United competes in the Premier League Cup. When Man United beat Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) in the Champions League on Wednesday 24 October 2020, De Beek only appeared for two minutes.
De Beek has only appeared four times for Man United in the Premier League this season, all on the bench. He scored one goal when his team lost 3-1 to Cyrstal Palace in the first match.
When Man United hosted Chelsea at Old Trafford on Saturday 24 October 2020, De Beek was only in the stands. He wasn’t taken down at all by Solskjaer.
Evra thinks De Beek’s ability is not good enough. He believes Van de Beek’s quality is not good enough when compared to Paul Pogba or Bruno Fernandes in Man United’s midfield.
“Dear Man United fans, I recently made a comment saying Man United don’t need Donny van de Beek,” Evra said in a video on Instagram.
“When I say Man United doesn’t need it, I’ll give a few examples. Fred, Scott McTominay, Nemanja Matic, you love them or you hate them, when Man United plays big games, the squad has to be strong, compact and run everywhere. , they always give, this is my opinion, “said Evra.
“Donny van de Beek is better than Paul Pogba? No. A different player. (Is he better than) Bruno Fernandes? No. He’s a good player. The way he plays for Ajax, that’s what I want to see when he plays for Manchester. United, “added Evra.
With reasons like that, Evra said Man United didn’t need Van de Beek. Even so, he stressed that Man United needed a good substitute to win the trophy this season.
“He’s not an urgent player (to play). But of course, Man United need a deep squad if they are to win trophies. Man United needs a few players on the bench and that’s where he is, “said Evra.
“And I’m not happy with that. I feel sad for him. Because when you join a team you expect to play more,” he added.
‘But I believe Ole, players have to trust Ole, stay calm, and he will get his chance. And he will prove to all of us that he deserves to play for Manchester United.