ALBION star Leandro Trossard has given boss Graham Potter a conumdrum after his excellent showing in the team's 5-1 hammering of La Liga side Espanyol.

The Seagulls are set to start their Premier League campaign with a visit to Old Trafford to take on Manchester United on Sunday afternoon.

Trossard starred from the left wing-back role as he netted a brilliant second half hat-trick against the Spanish side.

He has played in the role before when on international duty with Belgium, so it is not something he was alien to before the game and he certainly impressed Potter.

Potter said: “He has got the qualities, we all know that.

“I think he likes that role off the left. It means that he can play centrally from there, and he can obviously come on his right side and score.

“So it looks like he is enjoying his football.

“He finished off the season really well and we’re excited to see him start it again.”

Potter has started Leo in a more central position in the past, but agreed that a wide role does not seem to affect his goal production.

“It’s a little bit what he was thinking as well.

“He wanted to play central and sometimes there is a feeling for that, but actually he is really good in the wide areas.

“He gives you an option because he can play inside, he can go wide to central with his right foot.

“He gives you that and if he is popping in the goals, it is a bonus.”

This could be crucial for Albion as the Marc Cucurella transfer saga drags on, and having Trossard prove to be an effective option could soften the blow if the Spaniard is sold.

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The former Getafe man is highly-sort after, with Manchester City and Chelsea both interested in his signature.

With two attack-minded wing backs in Trossard and Solly March both starting, Potter was happy with the extra work put in by midfielders Alexis Mac Allister and Moises Caicedo in order to cover them.

He said: “Yes, you have got to balance it somehow and those two read the game well.

“Moises, for a young player, does that really well and makes important interceptions and tackles, and obviously the back three provide that support. So it is about finding the balance.”