Donny van de Beek responds after Bruno Fernandes shuts down Man Utd myth

Donny van de Beek has admitted it's "fine" playing alongside Bruno Fernandes – just days after the Portuguese dispelled the myth that they couldn't.

Van de Beek has found minutes in the Premier League hard to come by since making a £35million switch to Manchester United in the summer transfer window.

Many suggested the Dutchman's lack of game time was down to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer having to pick between him and Fernandes.

But the 23-year-old midfielder started his first league game for the Red Devils in the win over Southampton on the weekend, and played well alongside Fernandes.

The Portuguese pointed out that the performance dispelled the myth they couldn't play together following the fixture, which United came from behind in to win 3-2.

And it seems Van de Beek agrees with his team-mate.

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"I just work hard every day and I know I can give the team something extra, so I just remained patient," Van de Beek said on Tuesday.

"It's fine [playing with Fernandes]. I play in a lot of positions for Ajax, eight, 10, even number six 6, so I'm used to it. I play in a lot of different positions."

Fernandes, who enjoys talking to the press, had a lot more to say when he was asked a similar question after Sunday's result.

"Every midfielder in our team has quality," explained Fernandes.

"Donny has a lot of quality. We know we can play together and also with other players we have. Everyone has quality to play and we know each other. We can play with three today then switch and play the next game with another three or another four.

"It doesn't matter because all of them have quality and we can all be together on the pitch, everyone can make a difference. Donny today played a really good game but Fred and [Nemanja Matic] were really important to us.

"They worked and they worked and they were two players who calmed down the game and moved the ball. In the second half that was crucial and they recovered a lot of balls and they ran a lot.

"We have to score first now! And now suffer like we suffer every game away! As I said before the team spirit today was unbelievable.

"I think, and I keep saying, the first half was good but we conceded two goals. We created some chances, the keeper made two big saves.

"Of course in the second half we scored the goals and maybe everyone says it was two teams in two halves, no, the team was perfect.

"We conceded two goals but I think the level was high in both halves and of course we scored in the second half which was better for us because we went from two goals down to 3-2."

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