De Boer discusses Donny van de Beek’s Man Utd situation with Euro 2021 warning

Donny van de Beek has had a tough start to life at Manchester United.

The Dutch midfielder has yet to start a Premier League game since his £40million move from Ajax in the summer.

Having featured in just 74 minutes of top flight action, he has had to be patient early on at Old Trafford.

Van de Beek has now linked up with the Netherlands national team for the international break hoping to get some more football under his belt prior to his return.

And his national team manager, Frank de Boer, has told him to be patient as he admitted Van de Beek “wants more”.

Asked about the midfielder, De Boer said: “Of course I try to give him as much confidence as possible, I also showed that by letting him play against Italy. He did a pretty nice job.

“He is also doing well at Manchester United, but they have a fantastic midfield.

“That's difficult too, but Donny will still get to play enough.

“Of course he wants more, but you also have to get used to a different competition.

“He will experience that too, let's hope he will eventually get game minutes. In any case, it is equipped, so we can use it well.”

Despite expecting Van de Beek to get more playing time under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, he warned him and other stars that not playing regularly could impact their chances of selection for the European Championships next summer.

Asked if players must be playing at their club to be selected for the upcoming European Championship, De Boer warned: "If you have not played for four months before that, that is a problem, that seems to me to be yes.”

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