Manchester United have high hopes for Donny van de Beek

It sounds like Van de Beek is most certainly expected to play a big role this season.
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Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and midfielder Scott McTominay have both been speaking about Donny van de Beek.

The 23-year-old midfield man joined from Ajax in a £40 million move this summer, but is yet to start a Premier League game.

It has led to many outlets, fans and pundits asking whether Van de Beek will be happy at United, and now some names at the club have responded.

Speaking to MUTV, Scott McTominay has made it clear he believes Donny van de Beek will be important for United going forward, as he continues to adapt to life in England.

"He’ll be massive [for us]. Donny is still a young boy who’s made a transition at this stage in his career and has come to the biggest club in the world. You have to give people time, it’s not just about him having to come in and play eight matches and start every single one. You have to slowly build your way in and the way he is in training is amazing. He comes in with a smile on his face and he’s ready to train every single day. He’ll be huge for us."

United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has also reaffirmed that fans will see a lot of Van de Beek in action, this season and beyond.

"No, I don’t have to speak to him about what’s said or written, I speak to every player quite regularly. It’s a good thing for us that people see the depth we have in the squad and okay, if Donny doesn’t play one game, then there’s a good player that doesn’t play, but there are also other players there that want to play. Donny is adapting and is getting more and more used to us as a team and the way we want to play, and of course the Premier League is a different scenario to the Eredivisie and we’ll see a lot of him, don’t worry about that.”