Donny van de Beek would reportedly be open to play in a new role if required under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at Manchester United.
United’s first summer signing is yet to make a Premier League start for his new club, despite impressing in the Carabao Cup and from the bench in the league.
Van de Beek scored on international duty for the Netherlands in a 1-1 Nations League draw against Italy and has done enough to earn a spot in Solskjaer’s starting XI for Saturday’s game away to Newcastle United.
Solskjaer has been left with a frontline dilemma for the key fixture with preferred striker options Edinson Cavani and Anthony Martial both unavailable.
This may force the Norwegian to be more creative in his approach and van de Beek, who has mainly played in a central attacking midfield role since arriving at Old Trafford, would be happy to fill in elsewhere.
According to the Manchester Evening News, van de Beek will play anywhere Solskjaer needs him, including the unfamiliar left-wing position if asked to do so.
Of course, van de Beek does not possess the raw pace of United’s other options on the flanks including Marcus Rashford and Daniel James.
But the Dutchman’s versatility is a real bonus for the Reds and he will become a huge asset to Solskjaer as the season progresses.
We would be surprised if the 23-year-old didn’t make his first Premier League start at St James’ Park tomorrow.