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Rio Ferdinand: 'Donny van de Beek expected to be playing games at Man United'

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Former Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand admits that Donny van de Beek's bit-part role at Old Trafford this season has surprised him.

Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand has admitted that he is surprised at Donny van de Beek's lack of game time at Old Trafford.

The former Ajax man is competing with the likes of Paul Pogba, Fred, Scott McTominay and Nemanja Matic for a place in the Red Devils' midfield and has failed to hold down a regular starting role.

Van de Beek played the full 90 minutes in United's 1-0 FA Cup win over Watford, but amid his struggles for Premier League action, Ferdinand thinks that the Dutchman would have expected more minutes under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Speaking to BT Sport, Ferdinand said: "I'm really surprised he's not played more minutes. I'm 100% certain that he expected to play more.

"The interesting point with the whole van de Beek situation is, what was the conversation in negotiations coming here? When you negotiate a contract to go somewhere, you come into the football club knowing where you are, if you're going to start, or are they going to have to work their way into the team.

"That's the important part and we don't know the answer yet. I'm sure from the soundings that his agent has been given off, he expected to be playing games and be a major part of this team. It hasn't materialised so far, and he's got a Euros to worry about if that goes ahead."

Having started just two top-flight matches this term, Van de Beek is said to be unhappy at Old Trafford, although Solskjaer has affirmed that the Netherlands international is rated highly at the club.

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Premier League Table
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Manchester CityMan City32235467234474
2Manchester UnitedMan Utd31189461342763
3Leicester CityLeicester31175955371856
4West Ham UnitedWest Ham31167851391255
5Chelsea31159750311954
6Liverpool31157953371652
7Tottenham HotspurSpurs311471052351749
8Everton30146104138348
9Arsenal31136124335845
10Leeds UnitedLeeds31143144949045
11Aston Villa301351243331044
12Wolverhampton WanderersWolves31108133141-1038
13Crystal Palace31108133352-1938
14Southampton31106153956-1736
15Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton31712123338-533
16Burnley3189142542-1733
17Newcastle UnitedNewcastle3188153251-1932
18Fulham32511162442-1826
19West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom3159172859-3124
20Sheffield UnitedSheff Utd3142251755-3814
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