Man Utd 'screaming out for' Abdoulaye Doucoure as Everton star branded best in league

Despite that, he has been involved in 39 goals during his 165 Premier League games and could continue to flourish further up the pitch if given the opportunity.

Ahead of the new season, Doucoure gave an indication of what was to come as he discussed the new role Benitez had in store for him.

“Last season I had a deeper role – more defensive than at Watford,” Doucoure said. “I had the same skills but needed to adapt.

“This season, I think I am going to be more forward and attacking. The manager wants me to be more offensive.

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