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Gary Neville Gives Assessment Of Scott McTominay After West Ham Game

Gary Neville Gives Assessment Of Scott McTominay After West Ham Game

Scott McTominay may have won the heart of Jose Mourinho but the midfielder hasn't impressed everyone quite as much. Gary Neville gave a much fairer assessment of the youngster during commentary last night.

There's often a stand out Manchester United youngster who breaks through the ranks in any season for the club and this term it has been midfielder Scott McTominay, even forcing Paul Pogba to sit on the bench for a short time.

The 21 year old, virtually unheard of before this season having previously only played twice, has been the subject of a lot of praise from Jose Mourinho and he also won the inaugural Manager's Player of the Year award for the club.

Will McTominay end up on this list of players to have fallen out with Jose Mourinho?

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Pretty impressive to win an award after starting only five Premier League games and he picked up his sixth start of the season against West Ham on Thursday night in a pretty boring 0-0 draw.

McTominay has done plenty of things right this season but Gary Neville, doing commentary, questioned whether his future lay in midfield, especially for United, saying:

"McTominay, when I watch him, I'm not sure he's actually good enough on the ball to be a Man United midfield player.

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"I do think he's the type that it's good for him to play games in there - but I do wonder whether if actually he's got more of a position at centre back eventually, the physicality that he has. He's a big lad.

"Is he sharp enough on the ball to be a Man United central midfield player?"

McTominay stalks Hazard. Image: PA Images
McTominay stalks Hazard. Image: PA Images
McTominay's performances saw him get a debut for Scotland. Image: PA Images
McTominay's performances saw him get a debut for Scotland. Image: PA Images
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It might seem a bit harsh from Neville but it's actually a really good point, we've not really seen enough from McTominay to think he's great on the ball and he's not a player like N'Golo Kante winning every ball either.

In fact the two breakout performances from him were away against Sevilla and home against Chelsea where his main function was to man mark opposition players and give them no space, which he did well on both occasions.

Will McTominay improve or should he move back into defence?

Topics: Football News, Jose Mourinho, Manchester United, Premier League, West Ham, scott mctominay, Gary Neville

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