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Scott McTominay Responds To Criticism From Roy Keane

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Scott McTominay Responds To Criticism From Roy Keane

Scott McTominay isn't bothered by criticism, even when it comes from legendary Manchester United midfielder Roy Keane.

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McTominay is a fixture in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's midfield, usually playing alongside Fred, and has had a good season, most notably for his brace against Leeds United last December.

However the Scotland international was recently criticised by Keane, along with his partner, for their performance in the 4-2 loss to Liverpool, with the former club captain claiming the team wouldn't win silverware with the pair in midfield.

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The 24-year-old though seems unfazed by the comments, even with them coming from an Old Trafford legend.

"What did he say?" the midfielder asked, via the Mirror, whilst looking ahead to the Europa League final on Wednesday.

"I didn't see it, but it doesn't ­matter. People talk. Everyone is entitled to an opinion and you have to respect that.

The McTominay and Fred pivot has come under criticism this season. Image: PA Images
The McTominay and Fred pivot has come under criticism this season. Image: PA Images
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"But I'm not going to spit my dummy out and cry over ­something Roy Keane says.

"If that's what he thinks, then that's what he thinks.

"For me, it isn't a drama. I'd be a fool if I went home worrying about what people think about me."

McTominay has scored four Premier League goals this season. Image: PA Images
McTominay has scored four Premier League goals this season. Image: PA Images
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Whilst Keane isn't too keen on the midfielder, Sir Alex Ferguson recently referred to McTominay as the 'latest great Scot in a long line' at the club, talking about his nationality rather than his name.

The player is very touched by that, but won't let praise affect him anymore than he lets criticism, "Just to hear a man like Sir Alex mention your name is a privilege, never mind when he's saying nice things about you," he said.

"But I can never think to myself, 'I've got his approval, he thinks I'm a good player'. I can't ever be satisfied, even if I've got Ole's ­approval, because it's always about driving myself further to become a better player.

"I don't want to feel settled. If I do that then I won't push myself to the limits that I've got.

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"I know where I'm at. And I know that I have got a lot more left in the tank to push myself more."

Featured Image Credit: PA/Sky Sports

Topics: Football, Manchester United, Premier League, Fred, scott mctominay, Roy Keane

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