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Barely a peek of Donny van de Beek as 's new £40m man looks forlorn on the fringes at Old Trafford after being a starter at Ajax Donny van de Beek signed for in the summer for £40m The Dutchman has struggled for minutes since his arrival from Ajax last month  Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has promised that we'll see more out of the 23-year-old   There is frustration from fans and people back home over his lack of chances 

By Chris Wheeler for the Daily Mail

Published: 22:30 GMT, 25 October 2020 | Updated: 00:54 GMT, 26 October 2020

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There was little to admire about here at Old Trafford, but the strength of their bench was certainly impressive enough.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer brought on Edinson Cavani for his debut, Paul Pogba and Mason Greenwood. Not a bad supporting cast. The United manager still had Nemanja Matic, Axel Tuanzebe and goalkeeper Dean Henderson in reserve.

Then there was United's seventh substitute. The blond-haired Dutchman sitting forlornly in the rain waiting for his chance to shine. It has been a peculiar time for Donny van de Beek since swapping a starting spot at Ajax, who enjoyed a 13-0 win on Saturday, for a place on the fringes at United.

Donny van de Beek has struggled to get game-time due to the competition at Old Trafford

Donny van de Beek has struggled to get game-time due to the competition at Old Trafford

He has been limited to substitute appearances and never even made it on against Chelsea

He has been limited to substitute appearances and never even made it on against Chelsea

What should have been an exciting new chapter in the 23-year-old's career has turned into a period of frustration bordering on stagnation. United's £40million signing has made just two starts, in the Carabao Cup against Luton Town and Brighton. Four Premier League appearances as a substitute have produced a

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