Brandon Williams prepared to leave Old Trafford on loan this month/Solskjaer assures he has told van de Beek how much Man United ‘rate him’

Brandon Williams prepared to leave Old Trafford on loan this month/Solskjaer assures he has told van de Beek how much Man United ‘rate him’

Van de Beek & Man United

Manchester United’s first signing of the summer came in the form of Donny van de Beek.

The 23-year-old made the move to Old Trafford from Ajax, for an initial fee of around £35m.

Van de Beek had proven one of Ajax’s standout performers over the last couple of seasons, playing a key role in both the club’s domestic success and, of course, their shock run to the semi-finals of the 2018/19 Champions League.

However, since moving to Manchester, the Dutchman hasn’t really been afforded too many chances to shine.

Even during the hectic festive period, VDB hasn’t featured much, failing to make it off the bench in any of United’s last three league outings. The two fixtures prior, meanwhile, saw him handed just 29 total minutes of action.

Solskjaer on Van de Beek

The Dutchman, though, does look set to be afforded some much needed game-time this weekend.

The FA Cup is back, and Man United will face off with Watford in Saturday’s late kick-off.

Ahead of his side’s meeting with the Hornets, meanwhile, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer today spoke out over van de Beek.

And fans of the midfielder will likely be pleased with what the Norwegian had to say.

Solskjaer revealed that United have already assured VDB of how highly they rate him, before confirming that he will play against Watford:

“There are so many examples of players needing a little bit of time, quality players, we have many examples ourselves and there are other clubs with examples and sometimes it takes time.

“You don’t expect people who care for him to be quiet at times, especially when they want the best for them. Donny is going to play tomorrow, it’s another chance for him. And, yes, I’ve spoken to him and made him aware of how much we rate him, but he will play tomorrow and it’s a good chance again for him to kick on.”

Quotes via Goal.

Brandon Williams prepared to leave Old Trafford on loan this month/Solskjaer assures he has told van de Beek how much Man United ‘rate him’

BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND – JULY 09: Brandon Williams of Manchester United looks on during the Premier League match between Aston Villa and Manchester United at Villa Park on July 09, 2020 in Birmingham, England. Football Stadiums around Europe remain empty due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in all fixtures being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Alex Livesey – Danehouse/Getty Images)

Brandon Williams latest

Elsewhere on the United front, an update has been forthcoming on the future of Brandon Williams.

Since the arrival of Alex Telles at Old Trafford over the summer, Williams has fallen majorly down the left-back pecking order of the Reds.

In turn, as per a recent report from the Manchester Evening News, the stopper has opened to departing United on loan this month, in search of regular game-time.

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This article was edited by Conor Laird.

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