Scott McTominay has emerged to be quite a popular name at Old Trafford as of recent. This rise in fame is certainly well-earned as the 22-year-old has succeeded in excelling in manners which have been a sharp contrast to Manchester United’s overall decline this season.
In particular, the Scottish international has not let Paul Pogba’s absence in the midfield be felt too strongly and has slowly been garnering the kind of performances that almost certainly assure him a position in the first team, going forward.
However, after the 2-1 Carabao Cup win against Chelsea, fans have been asking one specific thing to be done to the academy graduate.
A clip of the youngster ordering his teammates into position late into the game when United were desperately defending their lead has gone viral. Several of the responses to the clip in question is in the form of fans asking for McTominay be to be named the club’s captain.
— Sameer (@Saiths__) October 30, 2019
Scott McTominay reminds me a lot of Esteban Cambiasso in terms of controlling everything that happens behind him. If the ball gets by him, the player does not. If there's a play played across from where he stands, he will have snuffed it out before it's played. High motor.
— Jonas Giæver (@CheGiaevara) October 30, 2019
In this regard, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is happily enjoying the rewards of the seed sown by Jose Mourinho, who first identified and promoted McTominay.
In particular, the fact that United appear to lack a sense of coherency and direction at times makes the sight of a young leader all the more empowering.
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At the present, Ashley Young being named the club’s captain for the duration in which he is one the pitch is a clear formality as the Englishman will likely not receive regular game time once the roster is injury-free again.
While a youngster being awarded the captain’s arm-band isn’t an unheard prospect in Europe, it is unlikely to occur at United any time soon.
Nevertheless, the manner in which McTominay has been performing makes it seem increasingly likely that he will be in the consideration for the accolade in the near future.