Donny van de Beek has been left out the Netherlands squad by Louis van Gaal due to a lack of playing time at Manchester United.
As we edge closer to the start of the international break, Netherlands head coach Van Gaal was hosting a press conference after their squad was announced this morning.
Since van de Beek joined Manchester United last summer for £35 million, he has struggled to have a run of consistent games in the team under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
When van Gaal was asked about his reasoning for not including the player in the squad, he highlighted this problem as the player is yet to have made an appearance for United this season.
The Netherlands boss said: "I spoke to Donny van de Beek last night, for 45 minutes. But I am not going to tell you anything, this is between Donny and me.
"But, I am capable of advising players. I told him that he needs to start playing games."
Former Manchester United player Dimitar Berbatov spoke recently about van de Beek and how believes that he must "push to leave" United to salvage his career.
Berbatov told Betfair: "I don't think we're going to see any more playing time from Donny Van de Beek.
"It's a really strange, disappointing and surprising situation. They spent around £35 million on him and, to pay that for a player who isn't starting many games, doesn't make sense.
"I'm not blaming the player at all, but for me it's one of the most disappointing transfers ever.
"He has got a lot of quality. I don't like it when clubs buy for the sake of buying and this is one of those situations. I'm sure he's banging on the manager's door and asking questions.
"I think if he's not happy, Van de Beek should push to leave."
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