Solskjaer Speaks On Plans To Use Van De Beek Alongside Fernandes And Pogba In Midfield

Van De Beek Alongside Fernandes And Pogba In Midfield

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has said he believes he will be able to field Donny van de Beek in the same midfield as Paul Pogba and Bruno Fernandes next season.

The Red Devils secured Van de Beek from Ajax in a deal worth £40million and Solskjaer was the only coach to speak directly to the Dutch player this summer despite negotiations with Real Madrid and an enquiry from Arsenal.

During negotiations for the 23-year-old, Solskjaer is understood to be positive about playing him alongside Pogba and Fernandes, with faith that good players can always play together.

Pogba and Fernandes both played in the final eight Premier League games of the season, often with Nemanja Matic as defensive midfielder, as the Red Devils qualified for the Champions League with a late surge into the top-four.

While Fernandes and Van de Beek are both attacking midfielders, the Portugal midfielder has influenced games from deeper positions and Van de Beek is expected to have an impact in the penalty area on the end of moves.

United boss is set to look at formations and line-ups to accommodate his new signing as well as his key players.

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Pogba has previously been open to new challenges but his agent, Mino Raiola, has confirmed the France international will remain at Old Trafford this summer. 

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