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Donny van de Beek's subdued reaction to Cristiano Ronaldo's winner for Manchester United vs Atalanta on Wednesday night was caught on camera.
Ronaldo scored a wonderful header in the 81st minute to complete a stunning comeback, sparking incredible scenes at Old Trafford.
More than 70,000 fans erupted when Ronaldo leapt highest and hurriedly performed a knee slide near the corner flags.
But footage of the United bench has emerged and it shows that some players celebrated it more than others.
Coach Michael Carrick was going mental, while Jesse Lingard, Mason Greenwood and Juan Mata also hand their arms aloft.
As for Van de Beek, he stood up and applauded but he didn't crack a smile - looking more like he felt he had to give some sort of reaction.
The reaction to Ronaldo’s winner against Atalanta 🔴— United Zone (@ManUnitedZone_) October 20, 2021
United fans couldn't help but notice that the Dutchman's celebration was muted to say the least:
Bro the players hardly celebrated… especially Donny. Come on, that was a must win game, Celebrate a bit Christ…— Caleb 🔥 (@Calebxz) October 20, 2021
And before you say it, I’ll say it for you.
“Donny didn’t celebrate bc he wants Ole gone”
There ya go, saved you the trouble.
Donny clapping like he is at colleagues birthday party 😂😂 fella has lost all energy.— Kushal Roy Manchester United (@kushal_united) October 20, 2021
Donny wasn't that excited but I get why, lad needs to play ffs— 道 (@countryof4) October 20, 2021
Donny is not happy at all 🤣🤣🤣🤣— Farhan Hussain🇵🇰🇵🇰🇵🇰🚩 (@Faryfarhan) October 21, 2021
donny isn’t even fazed— Jacob Jarvis (@JacobJarvis20) October 20, 2021
Donny was just happy to be able to stand up 3 times in the 90 mins.— Niall (@mucky1978) October 21, 2021
Donny realising ole isn’t getting sacked— Fahim (@Fahim0512) October 20, 2021
Van De Beek just wants to get out!! 😂— Lazy Writa (@Iam_Splixit) October 20, 2021
Van de Beek was once again an unused substitute in the five-goal thriller and continues to struggle for game-time at United.
He endured a nightmare first campaign following a £40 million switch from Ajax and has played just 141 minutes this term.
Solskjaer was asked about the 24-year-old's lack of minutes by Dutch media following the Atalanta win.
"I know he’s not happy, but he works hard and he’s a top professional," Solskjaer told RTL7.
"He knows that that’s the way that sometimes it works in football. At the moment he’s not playing but he doesn’t let himself down.
"Donny is still working hard, of course, and at the moment it’s hard. I understand Donny is frustrated, he’s disappointed but he keeps on working every day with a big smile."
• Is it true he could have gone to Everton, but you wanted to keep him?— 𝐀𝐅𝐂 𝐀𝐉𝐀𝐗 💎 (@TheEuropeanLad) October 21, 2021
Solksjaer: "We never received an offer from Everton. For me, he is a Manchester United player. Tonight was another night where he was ready. I know that when he gets his chance he will be ready." pic.twitter.com/LTFtL2v70N
Solskjaer also addressed Van de Beek throwing away his chewing gum when not brought on against Villarreal last month.
“It’s wiser to throw away your chewing gum and not to swallow it," the Norwegian joked.
"We learned that as children.
“And giving your chewing gum to someone else is not possible in these corona times either. Sensible, so I could see he was throwing it away.”
Featured Image Credit: Image: Twitter/@ManUnitedZone_
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