Owen Hargreaves claims Donny van de Beek can be Thomas Muller. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer started the Dutchman in the RB Leipzig tie.
Owen Hargreaves believes that Donny van de Beek can be Manchester United’s answer to Thomas Muller as the Dutchman finally gets his chance in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side.
The 23-year-old has been left frustrated by a lack of first team opportunities since his £40million arrival from Ajax earlier this summer, with Solskjaer cautious in getting the Dutchman involved.
The United boss responded to calls for the attacking midfielder to get more game time, however, by naming Van De Beek in his starting line-up for the Champions League clash with RB Leipzig at Old Trafford.
Hargreaves has high hopes that the former Ajax star can dazzle for United, insisting that, like Bayern Munich star Thomas Muller, once he gets his spot in the team, it will be very difficult to take him out.
‘I think he’s a really good player,’ Hargreaves said on BT Sport. ‘He hasn’t had the opportunity to show it.
‘He could be like what Thomas Muller is for Bayern Munich – the style. Everybody tried to get Thomas Muller out of the team, but once he’s in, you can’t get him out in terms of goals, assists, he’s very unselfish, he can press the ball, he works in a midfield three, he can play as an 8 or a 10.
‘[Van de Beek] is one of those… once he’s in the team Ole is going to find it hard to get him out.’
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