Ralf Rangnick has given us good news on the Scott McTominay injury front.
Under new managers, different players tend to have success. With Ole Gunnar Solskjaer gone and Ralf Rangnick stepping in, there was always going to be some changes made.
The likes of Diogo Dalot and Alex Telles have improved, while we’re seeing some of our attacking stars not look as threatening (so far anyway).
Perhaps the biggest beneficiary of the new regime is Scott McTominay. The midfielder has become a mainstay in our midfield, putting in some impressive performances week-in-week-out.
McTominay has matured in terms of his overall playing style, now showing a willingness to receive the ball in tight spaces and keep everything moving forward. The Scotland international has also added goals to his game. He’s slowly but surely becoming the complete player.
In the dying embers of his Man of the Match display against Brentford, McTominay would suffer a knock to the back which caused breathing difficulties. Obviously, that left us all concerned ahead of a huge game against West Ham this weekend.
Well, an injury update on McTominay has been provided by Rangnick ahead of that fixture – and I’m pleased to report it’s good news!
“He got a knock on the back and couldn’t breathe properly,” Rangnick told ManUtd.com.
“I spoke to him in the locker room [after] and he should be okay for Saturday.”
Our German manager seemed pretty confident about McTominay being available to take on David Moyes’ hammers on Saturday – despite the quick turnaround.
At this stage, McTominay rightly should be one of the first names on the team sheet. He’s turned into a real leader both in that dressing room and on the pitch.
It was McTominay who was dragging the United players over to the away end to celebrate with the fans after we’d scored. It was his insane work rate and skill that led to our third goal. We’re looking at a player who continues to improve – and he’s really turned into a joy to watch.
Against West Ham’s combative midfield, McTominay is going to be key. That one-on-one battle with Declan Rice is all-important, so let’s hope he can win that duel.
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