Former Dutch star Rafael van der Vaart has urged Donny van de Beek to demand answers from Ole Gunnar Solskjaer about why he can't get a game at Old Trafford.
Van der Vaart, the creative midfielder who spent two years at Tottenham during a glittering playing career that earned him 109 international caps, was furious to hear Van de Beek say he must be patient following his £36million arrival from Ajax in the summer.
The 23-year-old is yet to start a Premier League game – despite United's poor start to the season.
And Van der Vaart believes Van de Beek has to find out why after claiming that inferior players are getting into Solskjaer's team.
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Van der Vaart raged: “Wait? Patience? Would you like it if you are stuck on the bench?
“The players in front of you can’t even kick a marble and he (Solskjaer) still does not put you in the team.
“I would not be happy. I would certainly not be enjoying my football there.
“Look at the player Donny is and how he performs at international level. I would not have it.”
Van der Vaart was working as a pundit on Dutch TV when Van de Beek showed his quality with a goal in Holland's 1-1 draw with Spain on Wednesday night.
The midfielder has been in top form for his country and also found the target against Italy last month.
Solskjaer played a key role in the charm offensive that prompted the Dutchman to sign for United.
And the Reds' boss insists the new boy will get a chance to sign once he has settled into his new club.
After returning to score against the Spanish in Amsterdam, Van de Beek said: “I have patience, but I think I have shown when I was playing that I can add something to the team.
“But the boys are great. There is a nice bunch of players at United.”
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