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That is according to Paul Ince, who has urged Van de Beek to leave Old Trafford in January to salvage his stagnating career.
Van de Beek has only managed six minutes of playing time in the Premier League this season, with the Dutchman on the bench for six of United’s seven opening league matches.
The 24-year-old midfielder started in United’s third-round Carabao Cup exit to the hands of West Ham and shock 2-1 defeat to Young Boys in the Champions League.
However, Van de Beek was visibly frustrated when Solskjaer overlooked him in United’s 2-1 comeback win over Villarreal at Old Trafford.
Ince has now suggested that the former Ajax star must be frustrated with watching the likes of Fred, Scott McTominay and Paul Pogba getting so much playing time under Solskjaer.
Speaking on The Kelly and Wrighty Show, he said: “If I’m going to buy a player, a top player from Ajax, the first thing I’m going to say is, ‘Am I going to play? Where do you see me fitting in, within the system, within the team?’
“As a manager, you have two choices: you can either tell the truth or not tell the truth.
“From what I’m seeing for the last year and a half, he’s not told Donny the truth, he hasn’t had any game time. He’s got £35million sitting on the bench.
“I can hold my hands up if I’m on the bench and the team are winning and playing well.
“You can’t tell me that Fred and McTominay are playing well week in and week out, and even Pogba because they’re not.
“But he seems to play them all the time, and I’m sitting there watching them play, I would be livid.”
Van de Beek has struggled with securing regular playing time at Old Trafford and has even been left out of the Netherlands squad by former United manager Louis van Gaal.
The United midfielder, who arrived from Ajax in a £35m deal in 2020, has been linked with Newcastle, Barcelona and Everton.
Former United star Ince has pulled no punches towards Solskjaer by backing Van de Beek, who has been “blatantly” lied to by the Norwegian.
He added: “He’s been professional, he’s done everything by the book.
“Ole’s come out saying he’s in my plans, obviously he’s just blatantly lying, he has to move in January for the good of his career.”