When it comes to skills footballers need to possess, versatility is undoubtedly up there with the most highly regarded.

Having a player that can cover several positions and fill holes in times of needs is always a nice thing for a manager to possess.

In Victor Lindelof, Manchester United and Sweden have a player who is willing and capable of playing in several positions.

While the defender has mostly been a centre-back in his career, he’s also spent time as a defensive midfielder, left-back and right-back at stages.

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This season he’s flourished as a centre-back for Manchester United, forming a solid partnership with Harry Maguire.

However, it seems during the international break he will be reverting to a different role, with Newcastle’s Emil Krafth missing out due to the impending birth of his child.

That leaves Sweden short on right-backs, and it seems the plan is for the Manchester United defender to fill that gap.

“He (Krafth) is going to be a father, and it is imminent,” Sweden coach Janne Andersson told Aftonbladet.

“I myself have become a grandfather and a father, so it is completely obvious to respect their attitude towards this.

“We have a centre back who has been right-back for much of his life and has done well. Obviously, I talked to Victor, so he joined in on it.”