Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskajaer knows and accepts the fact that Van De Beek is “not happy” and is “frustrated” by lack of opportunities at Manchester United
The 24 year old joined the red devils from Ajax at a reported £40million last season and has only managed 140 estimated minutes in all competition.
Speaking about the incident when asked about it after the Atalanta win Solskjaer said to Dutch outlet RTL7 that “It’s wiser to throw away your chewing gum and not to swallow it,”. “We learned that as children.
“And giving your chewing gum to someone else is not possible in these Corona times either. Sensible, so I could see he was throwing it away.
“Donny is still working hard, of course, and at the moment it’s hard. I understand Donny is frustrated, he’s disappointed but he keeps on working every day with a big smile.
“I know he’s not happy, but he works hard and he’s a top professional. He knows that that’s the way that sometimes it works in football. At the moment he’s not playing but he doesn’t let himself down.”
United who were two goals down in their third champions league group clash against Atalanta, all of a sudden, due to Solskajaer tactical changes and motivation, won the match in a 3:2 final score.
Goals from Marcos Rashford, Harry Maguire and five times ballon d’or winner Cristiano Ronaldo sealed the winning.
Bruno Fernandes also created eight chances the most by a United player in Europe since the 2003-04 season. He gave the assist to both Marcos Rashford and Harry Maguire, and was made man of the match.
Still speaking about Van De Beek, Solskajaer continued…”I can’t go into every single player, but if you see our team I thought our performance was really good. He’s got some good players that he plays with.
“He keeps training well and I enjoy having him there and I hope for him that he gets his chances.” Ole concluded.