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Donny van de Beek. Remember him? A classic No 6 or 8 of the Ajax school signed by Ole Gunnar Solskjær in summer 2020 and then, well, kind of forgotten. Not on Saturday, though, not by an Old Trafford faithful who could not believe the way Manchester City dominated. When the 24-year-old entered there was a rousing cheer – partly because he was replacing the maligned Fred, but also as this was only Van de Beek’s second league appearance and something has to change in the United XI. This 2-0 humiliation followed the same from Liverpool (5-0) in the last home match. Afterwards Solskjær complained of his players failing to find the “angles” needed to beat the City press. Then why give Van de Beek, who at Ajax and for the Netherlands has to be able to do just this, only 10 minutes? And why not give him a run in the side? Jamie Jackson

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