Manchester United fans have been busy heaping praise on Scott McTominay following the Champions League quarter-final tie against Barcelona at Old Trafford.
The Scottish midfielder’s inclusion in the starting eleven looked to be a recipe for disaster, as alongside Fred and Diogo Dalot, United’s midfield didn’t look anywhere near up to the standard of Barcelona’s, which contained Sergio Busquets, Arthur and Arturo Vidal.
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However, the Red Devils academy graduate excelled against one of Europe’s best teams. McTominay more than held his own in midfield, winning three aerial duels, completing two dribbles and making two interceptions.
One moment, in which he bravely sold Vidal a dummy on the edge of his own area and left the Chilean on his backside, had the fans up off their seats in approval of his composure.
The 22-year-old’s performance represents a remarkable turnaround from his turbulent time under Jose Mourinho, which drew criticism from some of United’s fans.
Now, however, the youngster is receiving praise from almost every corner of the fanbase on Twitter after his Champions League masterclass…
Scott McTominay, best player on the pitch tonight. Top class. A proper, proper player. #mufc
— United Xtra (@utdxtra) April 10, 2019
I was skeptical at first, but Scott is properly changing my opinion. He carried himself with confidence on and off the pitch. Would love to see him get more game time. He seems to relish the big games also. #MUFC
— Guillaume Trounson (@TrounsonG95) April 10, 2019
Love this lad, United in his blood. Excellent to see him proving a lot of the doubters wrong. One of our own.
— Mikey (@Prime_MUFC) April 10, 2019
This guy is by far better than Matic. Forget experience.
— Abdul-Waris (@waris10_) April 10, 2019
Scott Mctominay is one very good reason why we shouldn’t sign Declan Rice…. Ask messi
— The 11-11 Scorpio ?? ?? (@PraiseBoi) April 10, 2019
Motm for me. Brilliant performance take a bow son! ????????
— Brendo (@Brendo_MU4L) April 10, 2019
Scott McTominay was Manchester United's best player tonight. Didn't put a foot wrong.
— Liam Canning (@LiamPaulCanning) April 10, 2019
He played with great composure… Looked like he has been playing on this level for a long time
— Pogba_mwangi (@MwangiPogba) April 10, 2019