Donny van de Beek not getting game time ‘thanks to Man Utd recruitment error’

Manchester United ’s recruitment has been blamed for Donny van de Beek’s uncomfortable situation at Old Trafford.

The £40m summer signing from Ajax has hardly featured for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer ’s side.

Despite arriving to much jubilance among Red Devils supporters, they have only caught short glimpses of the new boy so far.

Van de Beek was United’s first summer signing in a difficult window for the club where they failed to land top target Jadon Sancho from Borussia Dortmund.

Attention turned to Van de Beek during the window as the centre-midfielder was brought in to strengthen the squad.

However, with the money spent on the highly-rated Dutch international, it remains a mystery as to why he has not got a real chance yet.

United have top quality options in the middle of the park including Paul Pogba and Bruno Fernandes, while Scott McTominay and Fred have been chosen regularly of late.

The question begs, as a result, why United signed Van de Beek if he is not needed in the side.

Ex-United star Owen Hargreaves has put the blame with the club’s recruitment team once again, and he is hoping Van de Beek is not another failed signing.

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The club’s activity in the transfer market has largely been criticised since as way bask as Sir Alex Ferguson’s retirement.

Discussing Van de Beek, Hargreaves told BT Sport: "Because they've got two number eights in there with Bruno and Pogba and maybe again it comes down to recruitment.

"When City need something, they go get something that they don't have and I think United had those two players there.

"I'm sure he's going to get a run of games but when you spend £40m on a player you'd like to think he'd play.

“But I think Ole will find a place when it's available."

Van de Beek will be hoping he gets a go tonight in the Champions League as United welcome RB Leipzig to Old Trafford.

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