ANDONI Iraola believes that AFC Bournemouth winger Justin Kluivert is now “finding the numbers” his general play merits.

The Dutchman was on the scoresheet for the eighth time this season at the weekend, scoring Cherries’ second in an eventual 2-2 draw with Manchester United.

Since signing from AS Roma this summer, Kluivert has been converted from a winger into a central player.

His deployment in the number 10 role coincided with Cherries’ best run of the season, Kluivert starting centrally in the 2-0 win over Newcastle United in November that kickstarted a run of 19 points from seven games.

Iraola told the Daily Echo: “Justin has been understanding very well what we are trying to do.

“He has adapted really well to a position where he has played probably not a lot of games, but I think when we signed him we talked about how I think he can play the four positions.

“We have a front nine, ten or wide and both wings.

“And now he is finding the numbers.

“Probably he was playing really well, not finding the goal, the assist.

“Now he's finding the numbers.

“But he's very valuable, especially for the work he does for the for the team.”