Manchester United midfielder Scott McTominay says he is adamant Donny van de Beek will come good for the club despite a slow start to his career at Old Trafford.
Van de Beek made just his second start for United in Wednesday’s impressive 5-0 win over RB Leipzig in the Champions League.
Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer switched formation to play with a diamond in midfield which had Van de Beek as the No 10.
It remains to be seen whether Solskjaer will continue with this formation long term but Sunday’s clash with Arsenal is likely to see Bruno Fernandes return to the starting XI in the role behind the striker which Van de Beek operated in.
Finding a way to incorporate Van de Beek, Fernandes and Pogba all the same time has proved tricky for Solskjaer this season.
But McTominay insists he has no doubts about Van de Beek’s quality and expects the Dutch star’s efforts on the training ground to eventually come out on the pitch.
He told United Review: “Donny van de Beek is a great lad and a brilliant football player.
“I’m sure, the way he is working in training and how hard he’s working, his time will definitely come to get more minutes on the pitch.
“I spoke to him a little bit and he’s a top kid. The way he applies himself every day, he is never late – always on time – and always trains to his absolute maximum.
“We have got a really, really good player and really good person there.”