What Fans Are Saying About Donny van de Beek After Chelsea Draw

Manchester United's Donny van de Beek celebrates scoring their first goal with Bruno Fernandes.

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A rainy night in Manchester saw Chelsea keep the Red Devils to a 0-0 scoreline.

Defensive discipline and concentration from both sides ensured the result. However, there were many who felt that United did not use their resources to the fullest.

Ole Gunnar Solskjær elected to go ahead and give Juan Mata and Daniel James the start after an eventful game at Newcastle United. Likewise, the midfield pivot of Fred and Scott McTominay which was immensely rewarding against PSG was replicated here too.

In the form of superstar substitutes, bringing in both Paul Pogba and debutant Edinson Cavani for the final spell of the game was also a strong attempt to break the deadlock.

However, supporters of the Old Trafford outfit have now zeroed down on trying to amend another starting trouble.

Fans are asking Solskjær to gift Donny van de Beek a start and make the most out of his skillset. The newly acquired Dutch midfielder was an unused substitute on Saturday with Mason Greenwood being thrown in to make a last-ditch effort.


Incidentally, the Norwegian gaffer did address the issue, albeit in a non-comital manner, stating: “Don’t worry about that, he will get his games — it is easy to say who should be playing, more difficult to say who shouldn’t.”

De Beek made an instant impact in his first outing, scoring his debut goal within minutes of being subbed on in the opening loss to Crystal Palace.

The versatility of the 23-year-old does make him a tempting option for several spots. Even though Fred and McTominay were solid, the attacking intent was missing.

Likewise, while the blistering pace of Daniel James is a thing of beauty on its own, the Welshman did not contribute much through it.

Patience is often the name of the game at the Theatre of Dreams and it is understandable why fans are frustrated.