And whether he’s able to show his worth as the season goes on remains to be seen.
Van de Beek was backed by United match-winner Bruno Fernandes after the Liverpool game, with the Portugal international saying: “We have a really good squad and we have options.
“If you look at the bench and the first XI today and the ones at home we have a really good squad, it will not be a problem if we change the team or someone is tired because we have really good players
“Donny did a great game, playing in the position I play watching him he moves really good, he played really well.
“It’s important for us. If I was in the position of Donny I would not be happy at all but the most important is doing what he does today, coming in and helping the team.”