The 23-year-old joined United from Ajax in the summer transfer window and was expected to play a key role for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side during the packed campaign.
Yet despite netting a clever goal on his debut for the club against Crystal Palace the Dutch international has only started two Carabao Cup matches since and is yet to be trusted with a start in a big game.
Van de Beek’s appearances in the Premier League and Champions League have been limited to second-half cameos as a substitute and he didn’t even make it off the bench in the goalless draw against Chelsea at the weekend.
The latest selection snub has led to many critics wondering why the 23-year-old isn’t getting many minutes, with former United defender Patrice Evra even questioning why the club signed him.
Dutch legend Van Basten is unhappy with the way United have treated the young midfielder but also believes Van de Beek is partly to blame for joining the club in the first place.
“It is very bad for such a boy to only play six or seven times in a year,” Van Basten told Ziggo Sport.
“That’s terrible for your rhythm! You can earn a lot more, but you also have to see where you can play.
“Is it about a five-year contract that he can sign? No, that’s bull****. Then you shouldn’t go to Manchester United, but wait with it or for another club. You have to want to play football every week, and such a club is then bad for your career.”