Donny van de Beek recently said his 'time is coming'.
But yet again, Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer shunned the chance to give the summer signing a proper crack in the Premier League.
With Paul Pogba missing out through an apparent ankle injury, tonight's home clash against West Brom was the perfect opportunity to unleash Van de Beek from the outset.
However, Solskjaer opted to go with Juan Mata, who was subsequently replaced by Edinson Cavani shortly after the hour-mark.
Van de Beek was afforded some playing time, coming on for Marcus Rashford with 10 minutes remaining.
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But the Dutchman's recent comments about being on the cusp of a chance have been dashed once again by Solskjaer.
"It sounds cliché for me to say this, because of course I would have liked to play more, but I really enjoy being in a nice team," Van de Beek told Nos recently.
"I am simply received very well and helped by everyone.
"I'm a patient person, but of course you go there to play as much as possible. I also think – in the minutes that I have made, in the times that I have come in – I have shown that I can add something to the team.
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"What does he [Solskjaer] say to me? That I have to be patient, but also that I just have to continue with what I am doing.
"And that he's seen that I have a good impact when I come into the field.
"My time is definitely coming. And when those opportunities come, I have to be there."
Van de Beek was in fine form for the Netherlands during the international break, netting for Frank de Boer's side.
But United tonight relied on Bruno Fernandes.
The Portuguese star scored from the penalty spot after he was ordered the retake his first spot-kick, which he missed.
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