Scott McTominay dropped a midfield masterclass vs Real Sociedad last night, with fans absolutely loving every minute of it.
Well without wanting to jinx it, I’d like to think that Manchester United’s place in the next round of the Europa League is secure. The Old Trafford club would stick four past an excellent Real Sociedad side, signalling their intent to go out and win this competition.
The good news is that next week, wholesale changes to the team can be made, offering more fringe players some minutes to go out there and prove their worth.
Looking back on last night’s victory, though, there were many standout performers. From Bruno Fernandes to captain Harry Maguire, United’s main men really stepped up to the plate.
Once again, United’s ultimate big-game player, Scott McTominay, was amongst our better players. This season, the Scotland international has turned into a truly reliable, top-class midfield man – and I’m absolutely loving watching his development.
I’ve never seen someone avoid the press as comfortably as he has time-in-time-out. Couple that with his on-ball composure, ability to drive forward, make runs into the box and even shoot from distance. We’re talking about the perfect box-to-box midfielder.
The good news? McTominay is still only going to get better from here. Last night, he bossed it against David Silva and didn’t give the superstar Spaniard a sniff. Shutdown performances like that are happening more and more often from Scotty Mac and it’s a joy to watch him operate right now.
Reds supporters would take to Twitter in their droves, as the 24-year-old dropped an absolute masterclass vs Sociedad in the Europa League last night.