At times across the 20/21 season, it felt like the Norwegian manager didn’t trust Van de Beek.
Considering the star’s £35m arrival was deemed United’s ‘marquee’ capture of last summer’s transfer window, the circumstances have been bizarre.
There is a belief among fans that not Van de Beek, but rather Jack Grealish was Solskjaer’s first-choice attacking midfield target last year.
However, Aston Villa’s Premier League survival priced United out of a move, so the club went and stole the Dutchman from under Real Madrid’s noses.
A full pre-season will do Van de Beek’s chances to impress no harm, so he’ll be hoping to recover in time for when preparations for the new campaign commence.