Van de Beek's lack of Man Utd playing time doesn't concern Netherlands boss De Boer
De Boer acknowledged that the player has reason for frustration but urged patience.
When asked in a press conference if he wanted to give the 23-year-old a sympathetic hug, De Boer said: "I can't hug him right now of course! I try to give him as much confidence as possible, which I showed by starting him against Italy.
"I think he did well in the games he played, I saw him a few times at United. He's doing well, but they have a great midfield with Bruno Fernandes, Paul Pogba, Fred, Scott McTominay and Nemanja Matic.
"It's difficult, but I'm sure he will play his minutes. I can understand he wants to feature more frequently, but on the other hand, it's always normal that you have to adapt when you go to a new league.
"Let's hope he will get his playing time. I am happy that he's well-rested. We can use him here."
After the international break, Van de Beek will likely target Pogba's position in the United team.
The Frenchman has created just two goalscoring chances in the Premier League this term, only one more than Van de Beek despite playing 298 more minutes than him.
Pogba also has no goals in the top flight – Van de Beek netted his first for the club against Crystal Palace.
Pogba’s international manager, Didier Deschamps, made headlines on Monday when he suggested the midfielder couldn’t be happy with his current role at Old Trafford.
Deschamps said he is keen for Pogba to rediscover his rhythm at United, but his comments did little to quiet talk linking him with a move away from the club.
Source : goal.com
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