O’Neill: Manchester United not playing McNair in best position

Northern Ireland coach Michael O’Neill feels Manchester United defender Paddy McNair’s best position is in midfield.

McNair, 20, has typically been used by Louis van Gaal as a defender during his occasional outings for his club.

However, O’Neill believes midfield could be where McNair’s future lies.

“I think that’s his best position, where we played him,” said the Northern Ireland manager. 

“I was really pleased with him.”

“He was a physical presence but he showed his quality on the ball.”

“He just needs to get used to playing at this level. I enjoyed him in there in that midfield with Davis and Norwood.”

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