Darren Fletcher is impressed by the way Manchester United star Scott McTominay is playing this season
According to the Daily Record, former Manchester United midfielder and technical director Darren Fletcher is extremely happy with the way Scott McTominay has elevated his standards. McTominay has truly impressed everyone, despite United’s dismal start to the season.
Darren Fletcher feels that McTominay still has a significant role to play for Manchester United. He is not wrong considering the last time McTominay played in a Manchester United shirt.
The Red Devils’ technical director, though, has never questioned McTominay’s capacity to not just withstand but even to thrive under such circumstances.
“Of course, he is a homegrown talent and important part of our squad. Scott is a brilliant part of the squad, we’re really happy to have him and he’s going to play an important part in Man United and Scotland’s future.”
“Scott is different class and his performances have been too, always for Scotland, but recently adding the goals. Scott is a great finisher. I see it day in day out. He knows where the back of the net is. He strikes the ball really well, can arrive in the box at the right time and when he plays as a number eight and gets box to box and arrive late he is a real threat.”
Given that he had only scored once in 37 appearances prior to this season, the 26-year-old’s six goals in six Euro qualification games for his country may have astonished Scottish and Red Devils supporters. It would be interesting to see if McTominay inspires his Manchester United teammates in the same way as he did in his international outings.
It seems that McTominay’s responsibilities are less complicated at the international level when he seeks to make late runs into the penalty area and finish crosses rather than being required to retrieve the ball from his centre-backs and participate in build-up play.
McTominay, who has previously played for Scotland as a defensive midfielder and a back three defender, now seems to roam free to charge into the final third. He is best suited to adding the finishing touches to offensive moves when asked to move forward due to his lack of imaginative playmaking.
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We hope McTominay keeps up his forceful play because it is crucial for enhancing United’s midfield inventiveness and also living up to the expectations of Darren Fletcher. But we can’t always count on him to come through for us in the final seconds of games.