Ole Gunnar Solskjaer compares Scott McTominay to Darren Fletcher after Liverpool draw

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer compares Scott McTominay to Darren Fletcher after Liverpool draw

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer compared Scott McTominay’s performance during Manchester United’s 0-0 draw with Liverpool to that of Darren Fletcher.

The young Scot, hardly a favourite among supporters, was drafted into the starting XI after Nemanja Matic pulled out with an injury which looks set to keep the Serbian out for a few weeks.

And he produced a performance hallmarked by pure spirit and determination, giving everything he could to thwart Liverpool’s momentum going forward.

Solskjaer made a point of comparing McTominay’s performance to fellow Scot Fletcher, who made himself known for indomitable displays in games.

McTominay is a limited footballer – and probably not Man United standard – but his heart, his sheer determination, was something to be admired, and it resonated with supporters.

This was not a game neither McTominay nor Andreas Pereira were meant to play, and both players went about their business as if it were their duty to show something extra to a raucous Old Trafford crowd, whenever they could.

Piece by piece, their snapping feet and inexhaustible lungs ground Liverpool’s midfield charge to a halt. They did their jobs.

And with both Ander Herrera and Matic injured, they may well get further chances to impress over the next few weeks.

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Leo is a regular contributor to The Peoples Person's match day coverage and is still mourning the loss of Danny Welbeck to Arsenal.