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Michael Carrick reveals Manchester United coaches have devised 'plans' to work 'flexible' Donny van de Beek into the side as the Dutchman gets a second chance after bit-part role

Manchester United caretaker manager Michael Carrick has revealed the club's 'plans' to utilise previously out-of-favour midfielder Donny van de Beek.

The Dutchman, 24, was a bit-part player under previous boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, but has clearly been given a fresh start at the club after the Norwegian's sacking.

Ahead of a trip to Chelsea on Saturday, Carrick - also a gifted midfielder in his playing days - praised van de Beek's flexibility, indicating he could be given a key role under the new management.

Michael Carrick revealed Manchester United's 'plans' to work Donny van de Beek into the side
The midfielder was a bit-part player with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer but may now become a regular

He said: 'Donny's one of those players because he's so flexible, he can play different positions.