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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer backs Donny van de Beek to succeed at ... claiming he can emulate Fred and Victor Lindelof by overcoming difficult start to life at Old Trafford Donny van de Beek has only made eight starts since joining in a £40million deal His lack of playing time has led to questions over United's decision to sign him  But Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is confident Van de Beek will be a success at United Solskjaer hopes Dutchman can emulate Fred and Victor Lindelof at Old Trafford 

By Chris Wheeler for MailOnline

Published: 00:53 GMT, 6 January 2021 | Updated: 00:56 GMT, 6 January 2021

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has backed Donny van de Beek to prove that his £40million move to is not a failure.

Van de Beek has made just eight starts since joining from Ajax in September, raising questions over United's decision to sign him instead of putting the money towards deals for Jadon Sancho or Jack Grealish.

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But Solskjaer believes the Dutchman can emulate Fred and Victor Lindelof by overcoming difficult starts at Old Trafford to become established first-team players – even though it may be next season before Van de Beek moves up the pecking order.

Donny van de Beek has struggled to make an impact at Manchester United since his arrival

Donny van de Beek has struggled to make an impact at since his arrival

The Dutchman has endured a lack of playing time after joining from Ajax in a £40million deal

The Dutchman has endured a lack of playing time after joining from Ajax in a £40million deal

'Donny has played well when he's had the chance,' said Solskjaer. 'I think we are too quick sometimes to jump on, "oh he's not playing, it's a failure".

'But with Victor and Fred as examples, it takes a little bit of time and now they are massively important players in our squad, in our team, which will be the same with Donny.

'He has come in and he is in a midfield group there with

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