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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to try out Donny van de Beek in a new position

According to the Mirror, Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has given his insight into what could be a new position for Donny van de Beek.

The 23-year-old Dutchmn is so far the only major signing the club has made this summer. He hit the ground running when he scored on his debut against Crystal Palace last month.

Making his second start for the club against Brighton in the Carabao Cup, he once again impressed as the Red Devils prevailed 3-0 away at the Amex.

Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has given his insight into what could be a new position for Donny van de Beek
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer could deploy Donny van de Beek on the left

Van de Beek showcased his class once again as he set up Juan Mata for United’s second of the night. This gave us the cushion to be more comfortable against a plucky Seagulls side.

While the Dutchman has started the game in midfield, he has often veered towards the left in the midst of matches.

With Daniel James subbed off against Brighton, Van de Beek took his position on the left flank with Paul Pogba replacing him in midfield. (h/t Mirror)

“He’s a different type of left-sided player compared to Dan James and Marcus Rashford, but coming inside and finding good pockets, why not.”

Donny van de Beek is the only major signing Manchester United have made this summer
Donny van de Beek is the only major signing Manchester United have made this summer

Solskjaer is a fan of Van de Beek’s versatility. He compared the Dutchman’s situation to himself as a player who excelled in various roles. (h/t Mirror)

“He can play loads of different positions, which sometimes is a strength for a player.”

Van de Beek’s agent had earlier expressed his displeasure at the player’s lack of playing time. Solskjaer has since moved to reassure the player on the same.

Van de Beek has impressed for Manchester United
Van de Beek has impressed for Manchester United

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This move could be a harbinger of what is to come for the 23-year-old at United. Alongside Paul Pogba and Bruno Fernandes, Van de Beek is amongst out best midfielders.

With him starting on the left, Solskjaer now has a chance to accomodate all three players on the pitch at the same time.

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