Donny van de Beek has returned from Holland with his shooting boots, says Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
Solskjaer revealed the Dutch midfielder had a spring in his step and scored some “crackers” in training after scoring for Holland in the 7-0 out of Gibraltar.
And he hopes the £37 million midfielder can kick-start his United career in the final games of the season after a disappointing start to life in England.
“Donny scored some absolute crackers when we were all back in training on Friday” said Solskjaer.
“He scored some absolute top, top goals that I’d be really proud of myself and it’s done him the world of good, going away and scoring a goal for Holland.
“We hope we can see a lot of that for the next eight weeks of the season and then to kick on again.
“Sometimes it’s natural that if you don’t play and have injuries you lose a little bit of confidence and spark.
“Then you go away with your national team and feel good. I can talk from my own experience, sometimes I went back to play for Norway and you get the feel about yourself better.”
Van de Beek has struggled to force his way into Solskjaer’s plans during his debut season.
The Dutchman has made just two Premier League starts as he struggles to usurp Bruno Fernandes in the starting XI.
His signing did raise eyebrows given his style is so similar to Fernandes.
A move away has already been speculated, but Solskjaer appears committed to making the transfer work.