“Donny is getting used to how we want him to play. He can play in different positions,” admitted the United boss afterwards.

Ferdinand also backed Van de Beek’s presence and “sacrifice” to help Bruno Fernandes continue to flourish.

”He’ll sacrifice parts of his game for other people to flourish, and that’s an important factor in any great team, you need players like that,” he added.

“And he’s one player who I feel will make other players tick and perform better.

“I think Bruno was the main person today who benefited from him being in this team.”



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