Wilf Zaha has been played up front when given a chance in Louis van Gaal’s pre-season, instead of his usual position on the wing.

Zaha has claimed he doesn’t really care where he plays, as long as he gets to play for United, and is delighted to hear that the manager is keen to develop young players.

“I am used to being a winger, but if a manager wants me to adapt to a new position then I’ll have to,” he said. “It’s not as much running as being a winger so I’ll take it! I have heard he likes to bring young players through so I’m buzzing to hear he will give youngsters a chance. That’s all I really wanted since I came here. I just want to be a Man United player. Hopefully this season I will get the chance.”

Van Gaal has given Zaha clear instructions on how he needs to improve his game, which the youngster seems more than keen to do.

“I have worked on aspects of my game,” he added. “One thing is keeping it simple. Losing the ball is not going to help your team. If I try to over-elaborate and lose the ball, that doesn’t help anyone.”