Ex Tottenham midfielder Jermaine Jenas is of the opinion that Donny van de Beek is suffering a confidence crisis at Manchester United.
Van de Beek who arrived from Ajax was handed his eleventh start of the season across all competitions in the 1-0 victory against West Ham in the FA Cup fifth round on Tuesday night.
Jenas commiserated with Van de Beek, 23, and believes he needs more game time to start delivering better performances.
“That look on his face there I’ve just seen sums up unfortunately the way he’s playing at the moment with a bit of fear and a lack of rhythm,” Jenas said, as van de Beek was replaced by midfield star Bruno Fernandes.
“I honestly don’t think it’s his fault. He’s out there being professional, doing everything he possibly can.
“But when you don’t have that run of games in your system or belief that you can go out there and afford to make mistakes you don’t show the full version of who you are, and that creative streak which got him to the football club in the first place.”