Donny Van De Beek’s agent has hit out at Manchester United for using his client as a substitute.

Van de Beek signed a five-year deal with United after arriving for a fee of up to £39m from Ajax earlier this month, but has played in just 24 minutes of their two Premier League games so far this season.

However, the Netherlands midfielder has already made an impact in the team scoring the only goal for United against Crystal Palace and helped earn a penalty which gave the winning goal against Brighton.

But Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s decision to place his client on the bench has not impressed Sjaak Swart who, before becoming an agent, spent nearly 20 years as a player at Ajax, where he was part of their famous side that won three consecutive European Cups between 1971 and 1973.

Swart told Dutch outlet VoetbalPrimeur: “A substitute; I don’t like it at all.

“I couldn’t do it, coming on with four minutes left. You’d have to leave me on the bench.

“But, I have to say, he still did three good things. And the penalty, where the winning goal came from, came from him. He did well in those couple of minutes.

“But normally they should have lost 7-1. Brighton hit the post and the bar five times. They (Brighton) have a nice team, but that shouldn’t happen to Manchester United.”

While Van de Beek is yet to make starting lineup in Premier League, he did in Carabao Cup win against Luton. And he hopes to make it in the fourth round match against Brighton.