Ole Gunnar Solskjaer offers Donny van de Beek hope for a lifeline at Manchester United

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer offers Donny van de Beek Man United lifeline, acknowledging Holland’s duty has done him ‘the world of good’ and reveals that the midfield flop ‘scored some absolute crackers’ during pre-collision practice in Brighton

  • Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says that Donny van de Beek scored some ‘top goals’ during training
  • Solskjaer wants to see the Dutchman at the kick-off for the remainder of the season
  • Van de Beek has only started twice for Manchester United in the Premier League
  • The 23-year-old has been largely kept out by Bruno Fernandes form

Donny van de Beek has returned from international service in scoring form, according to Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

The United boss revealed that the Dutch midfielder has scored some ‘crackers’ during practice after hitting the back of the net for the Netherlands in the 7-0 demolition of Gibraltar.

And he hopes the 23-year-old can kickstart his career at Old Trafford in the final games of the season after a poor start to his life in England.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer (right) is impressed by Donny van de Beek (left) in training

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer (right) is impressed by Donny van de Beek (left) in training

The Dutch midfielder has had a disappointing start to his career at Manchester United

The Dutch midfielder has had a disappointing start to his career at Manchester United

The Dutch midfielder has had a disappointing start to his career at Manchester United

“Donny scored some absolute crackers when we were all back in training on Friday,” said Solskjaer.

‘He scored some absolute top goals that I would be very proud of and it has done him a lot of good, leaving and scoring a goal for the Netherlands.

‘We hope that we can see a lot of that in the next eight weeks of the season and then get back to work.

Sometimes it’s normal that if you don’t play and have injuries, you lose a little bit of confidence and spark.

Van de Beek was on target for the Netherlands in their 7-0 win over Gibraltar last week

Van de Beek was on target for the Netherlands in their 7-0 win over Gibraltar last week

Van de Beek was on target for the Netherlands in their 7-0 win over Gibraltar last week

‘Then you leave with your national team and you feel good. I can talk from my own experience, sometimes I went back to play for Norway and you get a better feeling about yourself. ‘

Van de Beek failed to establish himself as a fixture in the first team during his debut season at Manchester United.

The Dutchman made only two starts in the Premier League and has been kept out of the game by the sensational form of Bruno Fernandes.

There has been much speculation about a move from Old Trafford, but it seems that Solskjaer has a strong desire to see the 23-year-old succeed at the club.

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