Former England midfielder Paul Ince has hit Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer who lied to Donny van de Beck about his playing time.
The 24-year-old is just a reserve at Old. Trafford since moving to football with the team. And the latter has been rumored to move the team all the time, with Ince believed that Solskjaer lied to Van de Beck about his role in the team and encouraged him to leave the team during the January market.
“If I were to buy a top player from Ajax, the first thing I would say is. ‘Will I be able to play? Where do you see me suitable for the position? Within the system, within the team,'” Ince said in the Kelly & Wright Show report.
Paul Ince has hit Ole Gunnar Solskjaer about Donny van de Beck
“As a team manager You have two options – you can either tell the truth or not. From what I’ve seen over the past year and a half He didn’t tell Donnie the truth, he hardly played. He has a £35 million player sitting on the bench.”
“I can raise my hand if I’m on the bench and the team wins and performs well. Can you tell me that Fred and McTominay are playing well every week? Even Pogba, because they are not like that.”
“But they seem to be playing all the time and when I sit and watch them play I must be pale, he is a professional. He did everything according to the textbooks, Ole said he was in the plan. It was clearly a blatant lie. He had to leave the team in January for the sake of his career.”
Van de Beek arrived from Dutch giants Ajax for a fee in the region of £35million last year but has failed to nail down a spot in the Norwegian’s starting XI, with Fred and Scott McTominay favoured on the majority of occasions.
The 24-year-old has played just six minutes of Premier League football so far this season, after starting just four top-flight matches across the whole of the 2020/21 campaign.
The former Ajax midfielder was linked with a potential transfer to fellow Premier League side Everton in the summer. But that move never materialised due to United’s desire to keep the player in their squad.