The Netherlands global is still waiting on his very first Premier League start but played over an hour of Wednesday’s Champions League drubbing
Former Manchester United gamer Owen Hargreaves remains in no doubt that Donny van de Beek will become an essential part of the Reds first string, recommending that he could have a comparable effect to Bayern Munich legend Thomas Muller.
Since transferring to Old Trafford, however, the Dutchman has had a restricted effect, being restricted to the bench as he continues to await his very first Premier League begin 6 matches into the season.
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The midfielder did get the opportunity to feature from the start in the Champions Leagueon Wednesday, playing the very first hour of his club’s 5-0 rout of RB Leipzig before making way for Bruno Fernandes with his side one objective ahead.
And while he is still yet to show his best form in the few opportunities he has actually delighted in up until now for United, Hargreaves believes it is only a matter of time before he becomes an indisputable part of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s plans.
” He hasn’t had the opportunity to show it. He could be like what Thomas Muller is for Bayern Munich – the design.
” Everyone attempted to get Thomas Muller out of the group, once he remains in, you can’t get him out in regards to objectives, assists, he’s really unselfish, he can press the ball, he operates in a midfield three, he can play as an 8 or a 10.
“[Van de Beek] is among those … when he’s in the team, Ole is going to find it hard to get him out.”
Solskjaer took the opportunity to rotate his starting line-up from the weekend’s draw with Chelsea and the gamble settled handsomely as Marcus Rashford came off the bench to score a sensational hat-trick and Mason Greenwood and Anthony Martial likewise found the web.
The win showed the depth of talent the Norwegian can call on, specifically in midfield – a fact not lost on Hargreaves as he thought about the selection problem around Van de Beek.
” The issue you have is: You’ve got ₤100 m Pogba, Bruno Fernandes … getting them all in one group with the front three they have is going to be a difficulty for Ole,” he included.