Chelsea vs Man Utd: Carrick suggests new role for Van de Beek

Manchester United’s interim manager, Michael Carrick, has spoken about new roles in the team for Donny van de Beek.

Van de Beek struggled to play under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer before the Norwegian was sacked last Sunday.

His goal in Solskjaer’s last game in charge at Watford, was the first time he has scored since his United debut last year.

However, Carrick brought the Dutchman back into the starting XI against Villarreal in the Champions League.

He has now dropped a hint about Van de Beek’s new role which the former Ajax man could play in the coming weeks and months.

“We’ve got ideas where we think Donny’s most suited but he’s so flexible and adaptable, with two or three positions.

“He even played as a false nine for Ajax in the Champions League when they ended up getting beaten by Tottenham.

“We’ve got ideas for him but being flexible is a strength and a credit to what he can bring to the team,” Carrick said in a press conference ahead of the Chelsea game.

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