The ex-United forward is quite pessimistic about Donny’s short-term future at the club.
The Dutchman can’t make a positive ipression with the amount of playing time he receives.
Berbatov expects Van de Beek to have some talks with the club in the summer to avoid another lost year.
“McTominay’s success is not good news for Donny van de Beek,” former Man United forward Dimitar Berbatov told Betfair. “I don’t see the situation changing for him any time soon unfortunately.
“He will get a game or two in different competitions and I’m pretty sure he isn’t happy with the situation.
I’m expecting that he will have some talks with the club at the end of the season because I don’t think he will want to start next season the same way.
“It’s unfortunate and sometimes football is like that. I would like to see him play, but at the moment I just can’t see that happening.
“Maybe I’m wrong and he’ll get more game time and he plays more, but it goes to show that you don’t always need to buy players.
“For now, he just needs to train hard, stay motivated, stay positive which isn’t always going to be easy, he can’t get stuck with the negative thought that it’s not working for him at United, because then it will be really tough for him.
“Hopefully, he is integrated into the team and the boys are helping him out. If he gets a chance he has to try to impress, but it’s very difficult to do that when you’re getting five or 10 minutes here and there.”
Van de Beek had a disappointing game against West Ham United and didn’t look too happy about being substituted for Bruno. However, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer defended his midfielder’s performance, suggesting that he actually played well and wasn’t the sole reason behind United’s drop-in performance levels in the second half against the Hammers.