Patrice Evra has boldly claimed Manchester United's signing of Donny van de Beek was completely unecessary.
United completed the signing of the Ajax midfielder in the summer transfer window for a fee of £40million. The capture of the Dutch international was seen as a real coup with Real Madrid seriously interested.
La Liga giants had to back out of making any marquee signings, however, due to being hit particularly hard throughout the Covid-19 pandemic.
But despite the excitement surrounding Van de Beek's arrival at Old Trafford, Solskjaer has hardly played him.
Van de Beek has made four substitute appearances in the Premier League tallying just 59 minutes so far this season. He has however started in both Carabao Cup wins.
But after failing to come off the bench during the Chelsea clash, Evra didn't hold back.
"Why have we bought Van de Beek?" Evra demanded to know on Sky Sports.
"He’s just watching from the stands. We didn’t need him and that’s the truth."
Solskjaer was also asked what Van de Beek needs to do to get himself a start and the United boss was bullish with his response.
“Don’t worry about that, he’ll get his games," said Solskjaer. "It’s easy to say who should be playing but it’s more difficult to say who shouldn’t."
The new criticism of Van de Beek's game time comes after his advisor Sjaak Swart slammed the club's treatment of him
"A substitute; I don't like it at all," he told VoetbalPrimeur .
"I couldn't do it, coming on with four minutes left. You'd have to leave me on the bench. But, I have to say, he still did three good things."
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