Donny van de Beek’s facial expression spotted after Solskjaer hooked him

The fearful look on Donny van de Beek's face as he made way for Bruno Fernandes summed up the way he's been playing, according to Jermaine Jenas.

Van de Beek has been a peripheral figure in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's Manchester United side since his £35million move from Ajax in the summer transfer window.

But the Dutch midfielder was handed a rare start as the Red Devils took on West Ham in the fifth round of the FA Cup on Tuesday night.

Van de Beek struggled to make an impact against David Moyes' team, and was eventually replaced by Fernandes on the 73-minute mark.

Upon Van de Beek leaving the pitch, Jenas noticed his facial expression.

"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," said Jenas on BBC Sport.

"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."

Manchester United eventually got the win over West Ham, but needed extra time to get the job done, with Scott McTominay on the scoresheet.

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