Dutchman Van de Beek made a rare start for the Red Devils in the Champions League on Thursday night, as United beat RB Leipzig 5-0.
Hargreaves was impressed with what he saw from the midfielder, who has been playing second fiddle against Bruno Fernandes and Paul Pogba in recent weeks.
And the former United and Bayern Munich star believes it won’t be long before Van de Beek is a permanent member of Solskjaer’s side, adding that he reminds him of Germany international Muller.
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“I think he’s a really good player,” Hargreaves told BT Sport: “He hasn’t had a chance to show it. He could be like Thomas Muller for Bayern Munich – the style.
“Everyone has been trying to get Thomas Muller out of the squad, but once he comes in you can’t take him out in terms of goals, assists, he’s very selfless, he can press the ball, he is working in a three midfield, he can play. like an 8 or 10.
« [Van de Beek] is one of those… once he’s on the squad, Ole will have a hard time getting him out.
“The problem you have is: you have £ 100million Pogba, Bruno Fernandes… putting them together in one team with the top three they have is going to be a challenge for Ole. ”
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