Solskjaer accused of making fun of Manchester United player — Ex United player claims

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Paul Ince has criticised Ole Gunnar Solskjaer for the way he has treated Donny van de Beek since his arrival from Ajax in 2020.

Van de Beek made a £40 million switch to Old Trafford in the summer of 2020, but has failed to impress Solskjaer enough to nail a regular place in his starting eleven.

Instead, the Dutchman has been subjected to making cameo appearances, like his brief four- minute cameo against Manchester City last Saturday.

Speaking about the development, Ince told The United stand, ‘Donny van de Beek gets four minutes against Atalanta. What worries me is the choices Ole makes.

“This is a player who Ole said, ‘come to Old Trafford, you’re going to start in my team, you’ll cost £40 million, you’re going to be the centre hub of the midfield’.

“This is what he said and Donny thought, ‘f*** me, this is my dream, this is what I’ve been waiting for’.

“Two years down the line he’s on the bench. Ole’s actually taken the p*** out of him.

“Not only has he taken the p*** out of him, he gives him four minutes against Atalanta and then goes, ‘oh by the way, here’s your chance, go and have 10 minutes against Manchester City where we’ve not touched the ball for 85 minutes and show me what you can do’.

“If I’m Donny van de Beek I would’ve said, ‘f* that, I’m not going on now, you want me to go on for 10 minutes when we haven’t touched the ball for 88 minutes?’. Now you’re taking the p* out of him even more.

“It’s decisions like that baffle me, they really do. I don’t understand.

“He stopped Jesse Lingard from going to West Ham because he said he’ll be part of his team. You’re 2-0 down and you don’t bring him on.

“You see the situation with Pogba now, he’s starting to get sent off all the time, all that is starting to flare up again. He’ll be gone by the end of the season.”

Van de Beek recently switched agents, and could push for a move out of Old Trafford in January.