Van de Beek tells Solskjaer his best playing position

Donny van de Beek started only four Premier League matches for Manchester United last season after a £35m move from Ajax.

The 24-year-old was linked with a late move to Everton before the end of the transfer window, but United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer pulled the plug on the deal.

Speaking in an interview with Rio Ferdinand on his Vibe with FIVE YouTube channel, Van de Beek revealed that he cannot only play as an offensive midfielder but as a defensive midfielder as well.

Asked if he could play as a no.6 in United’s formation, the Dutchman said: “I think I can do but of course I don’t know what the manager thinks and what he expects for me.

“I have played this role before at Ajax. Of course by the end I was playing no.10 but I play also a few games as no.6 so yeah I think I can play in this role as well.

“That’s really difficult to say it depends how you play as a team. Like I think how we play I think my best position is in the middle as a no.6 or a no.8 but I don’t care where, I only want to play.

“I want to be a part of the team this year. I want to be important. I know if the game time comes the goals and assists will come but for me it’s just as important I think that when I get the chance I have to be there now, that’s important.”