Manchester United coach Erik ten Hag stated fellow Dutchman Donny van de Beek should enhance when given the prospect to show his value on the membership, however shouldn’t be giving up on the midfielder simply but.
Into his third season at United, Van de Beek is not any nearer to holding down a daily first-team spot, having performed simply 19 minutes of Premier League soccer this time period after spending the latter half of final season on mortgage at Everton.
The 25-year-old was handed his first begin of the season within the Europa League towards Actual Sociedad on Thursday night time, however was ineffective as United stuttered to a 1-0 win.
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“He had an excellent pre-season after which bought injured, now he’s again,” Ten Hag informed a information convention forward of United’s conflict with Aston Villa on Sunday.
“I feel it was a good efficiency (towards Sociedad) however he can do higher. I do know him very nicely (from Ajax Amsterdam).
“He delivered what I anticipated by way of positioning, urgent and within the transition. I can solely speak about him (at United) from my time right here and I feel he can do extra.”
Two gamers who’re again within the United first workforce after being omitted earlier within the season are England defenders Harry Maguire and Luke Shaw, with Ten Hag highlighting how the timing could possibly be helpful forward of this month’s World Cup in Qatar.
“England undoubtedly have a very good likelihood to win the World Cup as a result of they’ve a very robust squad,” he added.
“I’ve to take care of Manchester United, however they must be one of many event favourites for certain.”
The Dutch coach additionally added he was unsure whether or not forwards Antony and Anthony Martial could be match to make the journey to Villa.