Wednesday 12 December 2018

Matic hails 'amazing' McTominay

Manchester United’s Scott McTominay. Photo: PA
Manchester United’s Scott McTominay. Photo: PA

Simon Peach

Scott McTominay's big-game performances have belied his inexperience, with fellow midfielder Nemanja Matic predicting a big future for the "amazing" Manchester United talent.

Having first caught United's eye at the age of five, the Englishman has gone on to overcome injury and followed his surprise debut last May by heading on United's pre-season tour of America.

There he impressed off the bench against Real Madrid before netting his first senior goal against Valerenga in Oslo.

Promising displays were rewarded by a place in Jose Mourinho's first-team squad, with the 21-year-old enjoying a stand-out February in which he took his appearances for the campaign to 15.

"He is amazing," Matic said after beating Chelsea 2-1 on Sunday, when McTominay made just the 10th competitive start of his career.

"He is 21 and to play like that and control the game like that is impressive. He will be a big player for Manchester United.

"I like him because he is a very nice guy."

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