Donny van de Beek is willing and ready to help Man United in whatever role or position the Norwegian boss selects for him in a bid to help kick-start his new side’s campaign. The 23-year-old player moved to Man United earlier this summer after Red Devils beat off contest from the likes of Juventus and Real Madrid to complete his £36m signing.
It has been far from a straightforward introduction to life in the PL for the Netherlands international, whose just start so far have come in the Carabao Cup. Donny marked his debut with a goal in the opening day defeat with Crystal Palace but has otherwise played a bit-part role so far.
Anthony Martial’s suspension following his sending-off against Spurs earlier this month, meanwhile, has provided Ole Gunnar Solskjaer with yet another early-season headache.
With Odion Ighalo struggling for form and Edinson Cavani not available for selection yet following his deadline day arrival as he continues to follow covid quarantine protocols, Marcus Rashford is likely to be deployed as a centre-forward with the Magpies, opening up a spot on Red Devils left-wing.
Van de Beek is nominally a central midfielder, but the Norwegian coach has already hinted one of his new additions might be asked to play in an unfamiliar position to help out a team short on attacking options.
The Dutchman ‘will play wherever the manager needs him’ in an attempt to force his way in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s long-term plans and force his way up the coach’s pecking order. Donny’s agent spoke out last month voicing his concern over the lack of playing time his client had been afforded.