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Man Utd midfielder Van de Beek upbeat after crunch Solskjaer chat

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has assured Donny van de Beek of a place in his team plans.

The Athletic says Van de Beek talked with Solskjaer ahead of United's win at Fulham last week and has been assured his opportunity will come.

The short conversation left Van de Beek confident he will be more involved between now and the end of the season with United chasing not only their first league title since 2013 but also silverware in the FA Cup and the Europa League.

A move away from Old Trafford, either on loan or permanently, for a player contracted until 2025, in the remaining days of the January window has been ruled out.

He was handed a rare start in United's 3-2 FA Cup fourth-round win over Liverpool on Sunday evening but struggled to make much of an impact during 66 minutes on the pitch.

Van de Beek was replaced by Fernandes, who fired home the free-kick that settled an entertaining cup tie.

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