New Manchester United midfielder Donny van de Beek has been hailed by manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer after scoring on his debut.

The Dutch international started United’s weekend loss at the hands of Place on the bench but his goal did less in changing the fortunes of the club.

Speaking after the game, Solskjaer said that the Ajax youth graduate is going to be an influential player in the team with his energy and attitude.

“Donny is bright, he sees space and sees the ball, where it is going to land in the box, and that is what he is going to give us. That is why we have signed him.

“He has a great attitude and energy, one of the better ones I know for finding space and sniffing out space. He has that knack of finding the right areas in the box.

“We needed that because when we get round them (the Palace defenders) – not often enough – and put crosses in, there were not enough bodies in the box. We didn’t have the players in there, in the right areas, but he gave us that,” the Norwegian said after the loss.


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