Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs has hailed Scott McTominay for his performance during the club’s win over Chelsea in the Premier League.
The two English giants clashed on Sunday with Jose Mourinho’s men managing to complete a comeback win and secure a 2-1 result.
United conceded first through Willian’s effort but Romelu Lukaku struck back before the break to level the tie and it was Jesse Lingard who grabbed the winner in the second half.
McTominay started in the crucial fixture much to the surprise of many fans but his performance was undeniably perfect and he impressed many, even winning plaudits from pundits.
Giggs also praised the academy product, believing that Scott earned his start by performing well against Sevilla in the Champions League.
According to the Daily Star, Ryan said: “He didn’t put a foot wrong midweek, a difficult place to go, Sevilla, and today when he got the job, Hazard, you can see by the way he carries himself, he wouldn’t have got carried away.
“Just, ‘Right. This is my job. I’ve got to stick to it.’ And credit to him. You’ve seen Hazard go off after 70 minutes and job well done. He was one of the outstanding performances today.”
The Spaniard has struggled to replicate last season’s ‘player of the year’ form and has slowly seen himself fall down the pecking order.
Fellaini’s unwillingness to extend his current contract beyond the summer appears to also effect his appearances for the club but he’ll definitely be looking over his shoulder now.
With Scott McTominay‘s rise in recent matches, both midfielders may feel that they are no longer undroppable or indispensable and Mourinho may now be willing to let go of the pair with confidence.
Manchester United’s veteran midfielder Michael Carrick has also backed the 21 year old to replace him when the time comes.