Scott McTominay believes the key to becoming a regular starter at Manchester United is versatility.
The 22-year-old made 22 appearances for the Red Devils last season and was trusted in important Champions League clashes against Paris Saint-Germain and Barcelona.
The Scotland international wants to nail down a starting spot in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side next season.
With Ander Herrera leaving the club at the end of last season, and no replacement signed yet, he could find more opportunities to establish himself as a first team regular.
“That was my goal two years ago and last year,” McTominay said when asked if he can be a regular starter next season.
“That’s always been my goal. It’s my ambition to be a regular No.6, No.8, a box to box player – that’s my main ambition. It’s important that I really go for that now.
“Obviously there is an opportunity there and you’ve got to take it with both hands. Last year I had some decent performances and it’s important that I carry on from that.
“We’re in the Europa League this year and it’s important that I continue.”
United continue to chase Newcastle midfielder Sean Longstaff but McTominay backs himself regardless of who they may bring in.
He added: “Regardless of what other signings come in or who plays where, you have to back yourself to be a Man United player. That’s one thing that I’ve done over the last two years, I’ve always backed myself.
“I’ve tried to train hard and I’ve always wanted to do extra things to try and give me that one per cent difference. When it comes to crucial times in big games like Barcelona or PSG in the Champions League, it’s important that you’re ready for them.”