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​Man Utd legend Scholes: This is where van de Beek should play...

Manchester United legend Paul Scholes wants to see more of Donny van de Beek in a deeper midfield role.

The Dutchman plays as a second striker for the national team and with his club Ajax last term. But when van de Beek has played in a deeper no.6 role, he has impressed with United.

He was excellent against Istanbul Basaksehir in the UEFA Champions League in a 4-1 win.

Asked about Van de Beek's best position, Scholes said on BT Sport: "It's a good question, you have to say where he played tonight is his best position.

"I think he's good enough at that [the defensive work]. I think he'll be willing to try to do that.

"It won't be the defensive quality he brings, the quality he'll bring is the link-up play between the forward players which is important."

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