Donny van de Beek’s first season at Manchester United was ‘difficult’, but his agent, Guido Albers, believes he can prosper at Old Trafford.

In his first season in England, the Netherlands international was limited to just 511 minutes of Premier League play, with only eight starts across all competitions.

This summer, he was linked with a move away from the club, but he instead focused on bulking up for the upcoming season and getting a full pre-season under his belt.

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Donny van de Beek’s agent believes the Manchester United midfielder will be rewarded for his patience in the coming months, source: 90min.com

However, after failing to play in any of United’s opening three games of the season, Van de Beek was once again linked with a move elsewhere on deadline day.

Agent Albers addresses tricky situation

All interest was turned down by manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who claimed the 24-year-old was a crucial member of the squad for the coming season.

Van de Beek’s agent has spoken out about his client’s problems in England, describing his first season with the club as “painful,” but insisting that he is ready to make an impact when called upon.

“Donny is happy with the fact the club has so much trust in him,” Albers told talkSPORT.

“But, last season was really painful because he didn’t play much. He was ready for this. It’s about choices and timing, you have to accept. He signed a six-year contract, but he wants to play.

“In the last few weeks, he showed he is ready for the new season and he showed what the club likes to see. So we will see in the next few months whether the club will use him or not.

“Hopefully they will use him, if not we have to find other solutions. But, I don’t think it is necessary.

“In the next months, it will be clearer that Donny can be a really good Man United player and please the fans who are supporting him all the time. He will succeed.”

After being left out of the Netherlands team for the international break, Van de Beek started a behind-closed-doors friendly against Stoke this week.

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