Manchester United Midfielder Nemanja Matic Praises Fellow Teammate Scott McTominay
- Marie Harrington
Under Jose Mourinho however the Belgian global had become a stalwart, despite not starting every game, and an important man to be introduced from the bench to help United win games late on. He will be a big player for Manchester United.
The midfielder was handed the task of keeping Chelsea dangerman Eden Hazard quiet when the two teams clashed at Old Trafford.
McTominary was born in England but because his father is from Scotland, he can represent either nation. The 21-year-old certainly completed the job asked of him and more as United ran out 2-1 winners. Having come through the ranks with Marcus Rashford, sharing the No 10 duties in the under-16 team as neither was physically strong enough back then to contest a full 90 minutes, the English FA's lack of interest has annoyed Mourinho, who has been actively touting the 6ft 4in player to the SFA.
Mourinho said: "I think he's a fantastic player - a player that is what I call the modern midfield player, which in the end is a bit of what the top midfield players of the past were".
"I think the kid deserves a little bit more [recognition]", the United manager said earlier this month.
There is also an element of showmanship and pantomime, and players like Marouane Fellaini fit perfectly into that mould as players in the league. But it looks like England is missing him.
McTominay was picked ahead of Paul Pogba for last week's Champions League match against Sevilla Credit AFP
"I have spoken to Alex McLeish over the weekend".
Henrikh Mkhitaryan has hit out at Jose Mourinho for failing to get the best out of him during his time at Manchester United. "The most important thing is for him to feel good with himself". "And this is what Scott and me did [against Chelsea]".
"His history will tell you he knows how to win in Europe as well, so that will count for us".
"So, we're in a very good position with an bad lot to play for in the last two-and-a-half months of the season".
"It's a big month coming up with Sevilla and Brighton at home. It's good that he's stepped up to his mark".
Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino has no concerns about potential fixture changes
We'll see this season what happens. "It's true that we need to wait, because still there is nothing confirmed", said Pochettino. Wagner said: "Using my assistant, he said this is a belter today and in a belter you have to fight".