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Man Utd boss Solskjaer on Van de Beek: 'Nice' for ex-players to have their little go

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer insists Donny van de Beek will see plenty of action this season.

Van de Beek was left on the bench for Saturday's 0-0 draw with Chelsea.

Ahead of their Champions League clash with RB Leipzig, the manager said: "When players come into a new team, a new league it's always going to be a time that he adapts.

"When Donny has played, he's played really well. It says a lot about our depth of quality in the squad that we don't have to use him every game. It also says everything about our ambitions.

"Donny is going to play a big big part this year. I know at the moment the topic is Donny van de Beek.

"It's nice for some players and commentators to have a little go, but you have to know that you don't have to start the first three games to be a very important player in the squad. He's going to be important, don't worry about that."

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