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Scott McTominay could be in line for a position change, as a new report indicates that Manchester United coaches view him as the side's future sole holding midfielder.
Currently, the Scottish international tends to play alongside Fred or Nemanja Matic as part of a two - or a 'double-pivot'.
However, according to The Athletic, coaches Michael Carrick and Kieran McKenna are working with McTominay on the discipline and passing required to operate as a sole anchorman.
It has long been speculated that United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer would eventually attempt something like this.
One of the biggest problems with the current 4-2-3-1 system is that it doesn't really allow Paul Pogba to flourish, with the Frenchman often playing as one of the two holders, or on the left.
Moving McTominay back to become a sole sitter, the same vein as Rodri at Manchester City or Fabhino at Liverpool, would allow Pogba to play centrally in his preferred advanced position.
However, despite the move appearing to make a great deal of sense long-term, some United fans took to social media to voice their concerns and reservations over the player's protracted positional tweak.
Or how about we just play Donny that can already do that- Adam Beebz (@AddamBeeby) October 5, 2021
Great. Still working with McTominay for the past 3 years? What a joke!!- Charles (@charles612) October 5, 2021
Others, meanwhile, were more sympathetic towards the idea, pointing to players he could possibly emulate with the right coaching.
As one user puts it, "I think he is capable, he could be as good as Rice in that role but not with the clumsy Brazilian as his sidekick [Fred]."
Another added, "Finally some good news", with the story emerging after United's disappointing 1-1 draw against Everton last weekend.
The McTominay experiment will surely take time to implement, and with the player turning 25-years-old later this year, the jury is out on whether Solskjaer can make his positional transition a successful one.
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