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Ex-Manchester United Player Wants To See More From This Current Red Midfielder

Tom Fenton

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Ex-Manchester United Player Wants To See More From This Current Red Midfielder

Former Manchester United youngster Luke Chadwick has called on Scott McTominay to make his presence known in an attacking capacity for the club.

McTominay is generally deployed as one of two holding midfielders in manager Ole Gunnar Solksjaer's system, and despite suggestions that the Scot will be used as a sole anchor man in the future, Chadwick wants to see him do the exact opposite.

Last season, we saw the 24-year-old venture forward with more regularly, which did see him grab seven goals in all competitions.

Chadwick, who played for United between 1999 and 2004, wants to see the versatile midfielder utilise his stamina to help the side going forwards.

Image Credit: PA
Image Credit: PA

"He's a good young player who's had a tremendous impact, he's shown why Ole trusts him," Chadwick told CaughtOffside.

"He's got incredible energy to get up and down the pitch. A lot of the times he's the one who starts the press, and he can do it higher up the pitch as well."

McTominay has made 95 appearances for the Red Devils since 2017, which just goes to show his value to Solskjaer during the Norwegian's spell in charge.

He is also a regular for the Scottish national team after choosing to represent the country over England in 2018.

His deployment further up the pitch for Steve Clarke's side is, in the opinion of Chadwick, something that United should also consider.

"I think with the players they've got, he's often seen as more of a defensive player because of the luxury of the talent they've got in those attacking positions," the former West Ham and Stoke player added.

Image Credit: PA
Image Credit: PA

"But I think it's also his responsibility to know when to get into the box and do it more.

"I remember that Leeds game last season when he scored two goals in the first few minutes, and he kept motoring forward.

"He obviously had a bad injury, just come back from surgery, so maybe he's not quite firing on all cylinders just yet, but he still does a good job for the team," Chadwick concluded.

Topics: Manchester United, Premier League, scott mctominay

Tom Fenton
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