Manchester United manager Solskjaer called the Dutch midfielder to explain how he wants to ease him into action when he arrived on these shores and has so far limited him to just three substitute appearances in the league.
He has been afforded two starts in the Carabao Cup but his combined 47 minutes of league action has been a cause for concern for some from the outside looking in.
But, according to The Athletic, Van de Beek is content at Old Trafford and fully supportive of Solskjaer’s plans to ease him in.
Manchester United spent £40million to bring Van de Beek to the club this summer and he has notched once in the Premier League in United’s 3-1 defeat to Crystal Palace.
But despite poor performances from his team-mates so far this season, he is struggling to command a starting spot in the United XI.
Getting into the side ahead of the likes of Paul Pogba and Bruno Fernandes might prove difficult for the 23-year-old and playing all three in the same midfield may not make tactical sense for Solskjaer.
The Manchester United manager has hinted at using him out wide.
‘He’s a different type of left-sided player compared to Dan James and Marcus Rashford but coming inside and finding good pockets why not,’ said Solskjaer.
He played at the heart of the midfield, alongside Liverpool’s Gini Wijnaldum in a 1-0 defeat to Mexico.
Raul Jimenez, the Wolves striker who was linked with a move to United this summer, scored the game’s only goal.