Manchester United have certainly had their struggles this season, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side on a serious downward spiral since the 4-0 drubbing of Chelsea on the opening day.
In attack, the Red Devils have been toothless. Marcus Rashford looks low on confidence though the service he is getting isn’t anywhere near of the required standard.
Midfield has been more of the same. Fred and Andreas Pereira simply aren’t good enough while Paul Pogba remains inconsistent. There has been one shining light in that area of the field though; Scott McTominay.
The young Scotland international has been in stellar form for club and country all term and now he’s getting praise from a somewhat unlikely source – just days before a game against our biggest enemy…
Liverpool star Andy Robertson has been speaking out about the ‘excellent’ McTominay, while heaping praise on the 22-year-old despite United’s struggles.
‘There was a wee bit of banter with Scott McTominay during the Scotland duty, just a wee bit, not much, honest!’ Robertson said per The Metro.
‘I thought Scotty was fantastic for us against San Marino, to be honest. And he’s been excellent all season in a United team that has had its critics. I think he’s carried himself very well.’
‘I’ll be looking forward to facing him on Sunday. Obviously, I hope to come out on top.’
In my opinion, there’s not enough rivalry between compatriots in this day and age. Everything’s all done by the book and these guys usually come out and say the standard things in press conferences and interviews.
Robertson has spoken his mind and honestly, what’s wrong with a bit of ‘banter’ in the dressing room? That’s what football is all about, right?
At the end of the day, there’s a mutual respect there between the players and I’m sure they’ll pull on the Scotland jersey plenty more times together. This weekend, though, they’re sworn enemies…