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Stat check: Donny Van de Beek is United’s most influential player

Donny Van de Beek’s lack of action at Manchester United has caught everyone’s attention. His mistreatment has become a talking point for the media.

Truth to be told – yes, he deserves a starting spot. A player like Van de Beek shouldn’t be the one coming off the bench in important games. However, he knew he was going to operate in a deputy role. And its best for both Van de Beek and United.

The Dutch international will surely take time to adjust to English football and his new dressing room and teammates. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has the full authority to trust other players and pick the XI.

We are mere spectators and its not our job to question the boss but to back his decisions.

However, Donny Van de Beek is brilliant. And stats back his qualities.

In 64 minutes of Premier League action this season where he’s been on the pitch, United scored five of nine goals.

This shows his influence on the team. How does he manage to create influence? His movement.

He knows the right time to make a run, where to run, find and orchestrate space, break defensive structures and hack his way into the penalty box. He’s not the passing guy. He’s the movement guy and takes matters into his own hands to drive positive results.

United have a brilliant prospect in Van de Beek and Solskjaer should do everything to capitalize on his quality. One way or the other, the former Ajax midfielder will have a vital role to play in the coming seasons at Old Trafford.

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