Can Van De Beek take Matic space in Manchester United midfield?

The flexible 23-year-old midfielder joined from Ajax not long ago and is being tipped to take on a more profound function than expected at Old Trafford

Dimitar Berbatov accepts that Donny van de Beek will usurp Nemanja Matic in Manchester United’s midfield and bear the cost of Paul Pogba and Bruno Fernandes significantly more opportunity to assault.

Since the time the Van de Beek’s £35 million ($46m) move from Ajax was affirmed recently, there has been steady theory over where precisely the Netherlands worldwide will fit into Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s favored 4-2-3-1 development.

The 23-year-old is generally conveyed in a serious part in focal midfield yet ex-United striker Berbatov suspects that Van de Beek will play further, viably replacing Matic in the firing line-up due to his better all-round game.

“I think he is an incredible marking, an exceptionally smart footballer who can peruse the play well indeed,” Betfair diplomat Berbatov told Goal.

“He is additionally shrewd in the manner he plays protectively. To be sure, I see him playing cautious midfield in view of his insight and perusing of the game.

“That way, it gives more opportunity to Paul Pogba and Bruno Fernandes to get forward. They have to safeguard as well, obviously, however they will be more open to pushing up, realizing he is behind them.

“Van de Beek likewise got the capacity to cut open the protection with a solitary pass, in this way, as I would see it, he truly is a phenomenal marking.”

Joined are trusting Van de Beek won’t be the main expansion to their crew before the mid year move window closes on October 5, given their longstanding enthusiasm for Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho.

The club has, subsequently, far been disappointed in its endeavors to sign the England global yet Berbatov learns about that missing on Sancho would be no terrible thing.

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The Bulgarian thoroughly understands rivalry for places at United, having been broadly kept separate from Sir Alex Ferguson’s crew for the 2011 Champions League last, and he feels that the appearance of another aggressor in the coming weeks could disrupt best option advances Marcus Rashford, Mason Greenwood and Anthony Martial.

“Joined have appeared in the past they can play with four strikers and pivot,” Berbatov recognized. “Yet, at that point you have to keep them upbeat, and that is not a simple errand, trust me!

“Rashford is an incredible player, while Greenwood has earned his ideal for additionally playing time this season, simply in light of the fact that each time Ole gave him a possibility, he was scoring objectives and supporting the group.

“Also, I’m an exceptionally large admirer of Martial. I see him each season improving and better, regardless of whether it’s a moderate edge. He has a decent association with Ole, who has discovered the correct method to talk with him and oversee him so he can rescue the best once again from him on the pitch.

“That is the reason when I get approached about another strike choice for United, I state they as of now have Rashford, Martial and Greenwood, who are youthful and skilled.

“Individuals are stating they could do with somebody encountered close by them yet now and again now in the realm of football youth doesn’t mean freshness.

“You can be 23 and still have more understanding than somebody who is 35.

“Solskjaer has understanding to give to them, as well. He has been there, he recognizes what it’s about, so the experience is now there.”