Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says Donny van de Beek was the ‘largest plus’ in Manchester United’s pleasant defeat to Aston Villa on Saturday.
Van de Beek performed the complete 90 minutes within the 1-Zero loss at Villa Park on his first look since signing from Ajax for €39million this summer season.
United had been with out midfielders Paul Pogba, Bruno Fernandes, Fred and Nemanja Matic so Van de Beek began alongside Scott McTominay, substituted at half-time for Ethan Galbraith, in an axis behind Marcus Rashford.
“Donny was possibly the most important plus outfield,” Solskjaer instructed MUTV. “He is such a finder of area and creates time for himself together with his timing and motion. I used to be very pleased together with his efficiency.”
United had been with out 16 first-team squad members in Birmingham however Solskjaer expects extra to be accessible for subsequent week’s Premier League opener towards Crystal Palace.
“Yeah, in fact we anticipate extra of them to be match match as a result of the worldwide gamers who did not journey right now did not have the minutes and we’ll get a couple of extra again.
“Effectively I believe within the first-half we performed some great things, created possibilities and a very powerful factor is efficacious minutes. This pre-season is such an odd and completely different one for us. We have had two weeks again and it is just one week till we begin the league.
“In fact, [playing in the] Europa League will assist us in that respect. Gamers who’ve performed over the summer season do not actually need that a lot and among the worldwide video games helped us, you may clearly see that a few of them wanted minutes.”