The Manchester United academy graduate has been officially promoted to the first team on the same day Pereira went on loan to Valencia. Did McTominay impress Mourinho more?
The 20 year old made his first team debut off the bench against Arsenal last season before starting in Manchester United’s last match of the season vs Crystal Palace. McTominay mainly caught the eye with his height, standing in midfield at a staggering 6’4 and plenty of time still to grow.
His height isn’t the only thing that can grow with the youngster touted to have a bright future at Manchester United should he fulfil his vast potential. He’ll have to fight against the likes of Carrick, Matic, Pogba, Herrera and Fellaini for some game time this season but who better to learn from than this crop of players.
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Originally a forward, McTominay was withdrawn into a central midfield role under Warren Joyce where he began to make a career for himself. His eye for a goal showed when he scored during a pre-season friendly against the Norwegian team Valerenga to mark his first senior goal for the club.
Scott managed to impress with the little game time he’s managed to collect since last season with flashes of his talent on show for all to see. He appears to be a bit of an all-rounder, capable of tackling in one end before scoring in the other. More importantly, he must’ve made a bigger impression on manager Jose Mourinho who decided to officially call him up to the first team.
Barring any injuries to first team players, it’ll be unlikely to see too much of McTominay this season with his appearances probably limited to the EFL cup (now known as the Carabao cup for sponsorship reasons). However, should he capitalise on his scattered opportunities, there’s no reason why he can’t become a future Manchester United star.