Donny van de Beek will return to Man United next season and can expect to play a more prominent role under Erik ten Hag.
The midfielder excelled at Ajax under the Dutch manager and will hope to resuscitate his career at Old Trafford next season.
So let’s look at a couple of ways in which Donny could be used next season.
Van de Beek can easily slot into a no.8, centre-midfield role at Man United under Ten Hag.
He can play alongside Bruno Fernandes, with Scott McTominay or the new defensive midfielder behind them.
Donny can excel in a free midfield role, as he possess an impressive passing ability and creative awareness to set things up from his central role.
Donny can also play as a no.10, having done it a couple of seasons in his debut campaign at Old Trafford.
He can be an alternative to Bruno and play in his place in the attacking midfield role, where he’ll get more freedom to roam around and create chances for the Red Devils.
An interesting position in which Van de Beek can play next season is as a false no.9.
He actually played in this role quite often at Ajax under Ten Hag, especially in some crucial Champions League games.
Don’t be surprised if we can see Van de Beek in a false no.9 position, that can allow the likes of Marcus Rashford and Jadon Sancho more chances to score.