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Man Utd boss Solskjaer hints Van de Beek will start against Liverpool; Diallo could see action

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has hinted Donny van de Beek will start against FA Cup opponents Liverpool today.

Van de Beek, 23, has started only two Premier League games for United since his highly-publicised move from Ajax but played the full 90 minutes against Watford in the FA Cup and is set to face Liverpool in Sunday's fourth round.

"I wouldn't say that Donny is happy, of course he wants to play more, but he is driven and goes about his job in the right manner," said Solskjaer.

"He reminds me of when I first came to United. He understands when you've got players doing really well in his position, it's not like we can give him games for the sake of it.

"When Sir Alex left me out, I understood and was happy for the team to win. Donny is that type of guy. He knows he is important for us and is going to play many games.

"He will definitely be involved against Liverpool and might be the deciding factor. He is a quietly confident guy who deep down knows he is good enough and is just waiting for his opportunity."

Solskjaer will also deliberate on giving a debut at some stage to 18-year-old Diallo. The Ivorian winger is regarded as one of Europe's brightest young talents and arrived at Old Trafford earlier this month.

"He has been training a lot so he might be involved. I've not decided yet," said Solskjaer.

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