Manchester United have suddenly carved a lot of positives in the recent week or so after going for much of this season in a sordid fashion.
Their worst start to a Premier League campaign in over thirty years led many supporters to dread the worst, with the Red Devils coming dangerously close to the relegation zone just days ago.
However, three back-to-back away wins seem to have cemented their return to a good form and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will be desperately hoping that it stays on for the rest of the season.
Despite that, there has been one glaring positive even when things weren’t going too well.
WATCH: The Role Of Scott McTominay At United Explained
Scott McTominay has been the standout performer in most of United’s recent fixtures. In typical midfielder-ethos, his glory hasn’t necessarily always arrived through goals and assists but rather manifested itself in the mature manner in which he handles the midfield.
At just 22 years of age, McTominay has displayed the kind of skillset that had evaded some of the more experienced feet he has come up against. In the recently concluded Carabao Cup win against Chelsea, in particular, the academy graduate won the midfield battle against the likes of Kovacic and Jorginho, maestros in their own regard.
As a result, fans have since heaped a lot of praise on Jose Mourinho on first identifying and promoting the starlet.
Thank you Mourinho for giving us Scott Mc Tominay!
— Mister Drey (@papidray) October 31, 2019
He’s improved significantly since being given his debut. He’s got an eye for a pass, keeps it simple where needed, breaks up play and even chips in with the odd goal.
A proper DM and someone like Pogba alongside him and that’s a very decent midfield.
— Michael Tunstall (@TFWriter) October 31, 2019
Did Ferguson also persuade Mourinho to give Mctominay the player of the season award?
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— Valyrian (@ValyrianCA) October 31, 2019
In 2018, Mourinho went out of his way to create the Managers’ Player of the Season Award just to honor McTominay for his budding brilliance.
His affinity to play the Scottish international went to the extent that several United fans even made fun of the choice. Fast forward to the present day and the Portuguese tactician has been proven exceptionally right in his assessment of the youngster.
How much more will he develop in the years to come?