Sir Alex Ferguson, is one of the best managers in the history of football, if not the very best. Joining Manchester United in 1986, the Scot helped the Red Devils become the Champions of England 13 times during his time at the club.
He also won five FA Cups, and two UEFA Champions League titles with the club amongst many other trophies. In the 1998-99 season, Manchester United also completed an incredible Treble under him.
Since his retirement in 2013, the club have struggled to reach the incredibly high standards that they had set for themselves during the time of Ferguson. The team has gone through their ups and downs, having been managed by four different managers since the departure of the Scot.
This season though, Manchester United have shown some real progression under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. While it has taken him time, it does look like the Norwegian now has a squad that can compete for titles moving forward, which should be the aim of the club.
Sir Alex Ferguson compares Scott McTominay to Manchester United legend Darren Fletcher
While asked about Scott McTominay, Ferguson compared the Scottish midfielder to Darren Fletcher.
As reported by BBC, he said:
"“I signed him when he was seven or eight years of age. McTominay is of a similar type to Darren. A bit long, lanky, a good winner of the ball, a good turn of pace going forward, a great attitude to the game.“Going back to my time, we very seldom left Darren out of big games, especially against Arsenal. He was fantastic against them. If you put him against [Patrick] Viera, no problems.”"
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Scott McTominay has become a valuable asset to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side over the years and is now a regular part of the first-team. On the other hand, Fletcher is now the technical director of Manchester United
McTominay, alongside Fred, has been used extensively as a double pivot this season, especially in the big games. Only 24 years of age, McTominay is still going to get better, which is an exciting thought for fans of the club as well as the Scotland national team.
During his time at Old Trafford, Fletcher made over 340 appearances for the club and won 13 trophies. If McTominay can achieve anything near that, he will go down as a club legend as well.