Frenkie de Jong is a natural central midfielder by trade.
The 25-year-old Dutchman has been linked with a move to Old Trafford this summer but he insists to prolong his stay at Camp Nou to play Champions League football this season.
But United will still continue the pursue the former Ajax midfielder before the deadline day who has played various roles under Xavi.
Manager Xavi has recently compared himself to Frenkie De Jong and his involvement this weekend,
“I see Frenkie facing the game,” Xavi said, per Spanish outlet Mundo Deportivo.
“I myself, when I was a footballer and I had my back to the game, I didn’t feel comfortable. When he is facing the game, he is a spectacular footballer and you have to try to turn him around, to divide, who does it very well because he has a lot of power, he’s physically strong and he has last passes.
“I’ve always said that he’s a player that I’ve always liked. I see him more as an inside player although he can adapt to the pivot position. On the wing? I don’t see it that much.”
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