Berbatov on Van de Beek
Former United striker Dimitar Berbatov thinks that Donny van de Beek ought to take up a brand new position in a new-look midfield.
The 23-year-old’s transfer to Previous Trafford has led to a number of query marks over how United might line up and Berbatov believes he might thrive in a deeper-lying position with Bruno Fernandes and Paul Pogba additional ahead.
Berbatov instructed the MEN: “I believe that needs to be, though it’s kind of quickly, that needs to be the favorite three in the course of the park.
“Van de Beek in entrance of the defence after which you’ve gotten Pogba and Fernandes. That will be an excellent, nice midfield to look at.
“I by no means hid that I like McTominay as properly. I would wish to see him return into the workforce as a result of he’s a younger boy, he has nice video games as properly, I would like him to develop and develop into higher and higher.”
United’s workforce in opposition to Villa in pre-season pleasant
United had been with out a host of gamers for his or her solely pre-season pleasant at Aston Villa at this time.
A leaked workforce surfaced on-line after the sport kicked off at 2pm and was broadly reported as truth by sure retailers however was truly inaccurate.
Donny van de Beek made his first United outing and Dean Henderson got here in for his maiden look for the United first-team within the absence of David de Gea, who was not even on the bench.
Full United workforce vs Villa: Henderson, Dalot, Fosu-Mensah, Maguire, Shaw, McTominay, Van de Beek, Rashford, Lingard, James, Ighalo
Subs: Grant, Williams, Garner, Mengi, Galbraith, Elanga
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Solskjaer gives switch replace
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has offered one other switch replace because the membership look to make extra signings earlier than subsequent month’s deadline.
Van de Beek presently stands as the one everlasting signing on this window with Odion Ighalo additionally extending his mortgage spell at Previous Trafford.
Nonetheless, Solskjaer has downplayed any expectations of the membership signing large names earlier than the October 5 deadline.
The United boss stated: “It’s been an odd time and an odd world.
“Financially, I’m certain a great deal of golf equipment have suffered. It appears to be like prefer it as there has not been a whole lot of exercise within the window.
“We’re all the time trying to enhance the squad, scouting gamers and, if one thing matches, each the monetary bit and the soccer bit, after all we’ll attempt to make some enterprise.”