Van de Beek is struggling to find a starting berth since departing Ajax.
The former Ajax midfielder has made just four PremierLeague appearancesfor the Red Dvils.
Speaking on Van de Beek's situation at Manchester United, Van Basten has insisted that, Van de Beeks deserves to be on the bench at Old Trafford, stressing he's ‘not that good’ not havd joined Manchester United.
"It just wasn’t smart choices. If you say you spoke to Real Madrid and then you go to Manchester United, you are betting way too high.
"Van de Beek is not that good. As number 10 at Ajax it is much easier than as number 10 in Spain or England. In the Netherlands you get a lot of help, you get opportunities, but that is not the case abroad."
However, Van de Beek's agent, Guido Albers, says he fears the arrival of Cristiano Ronaldo at Manchester United could further dampen his client’s prospects of getting regular game time.
"Cristiano arrived on Friday which we knew was bad news for us. Pogba plays on the left, and with Cristiano's arrival it means another extra player in midfield, with Pogba moving away from the left," Albers told Ziggo Sport.
"We had conversations with Solskjaer and the board. We took the initiative to find a club and our search ended up at Everton. We opened talks with Marcel Brands and Farhad Moshiri.
"On Monday night [before deadline day] we received a call from Solskjaer and the club who told us that a transfer was out of question and that he had to report himself to training the next morning."