Manchester United fans may be a little upset with the result vs Barcelona but they were certainly pleased with Scott McTominay‘s performance.
The Scotsman was one of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s top performers in one of the biggest tests of his career.
United were a little unfortunate to have suffered the 1-0 defeat but if McTominay can replicate his display at the Camp Nou in the second-leg, they may stand a chance.
Although Fred deserves almost equal praise for his own performance, the academy product was basically flawless.
Though known for his defensive abilities, Scott actually held his own going forwards and with his passes against one of the best technical sides.
Scott McTominay, best player on the pitch tonight. Top class. A proper, proper player. #mufc
— United Xtra (@utdxtra) April 10, 2019
Scott McTominay appreciation tweet. pic.twitter.com/b2FMngT8OD
— utdreport (@utdreport) April 10, 2019
Finally.. I see it. I see McTominay. I see his abilities. He's not just tall but he's composed, strong, makes the right pass and is simple. Nothing like Fletcher but definitely a good footballer. He dominated some big names in there tonight
— All For United🔴 (@allforunited) April 10, 2019
Scott McTominay appreciation tweet. Not many people gave him a chance when he broke through and he was the scapegoat every time we lost but he has matured in the last few months and his performance tonight proves it. My Man of the Match, Sir McSauce. pic.twitter.com/FutYgkrxPx
— Devils of United (@DevilsOfUnited) April 10, 2019
Scott McTominay was Manchester United's best player tonight. Didn't put a foot wrong.
— Liam Canning (@LiamPaulCanning) April 10, 2019
Scott McTominay was utterly incredible. That’s one of those performances where you see a boy turn into a man. He looked like he’d been playing at the top level for years, and to say that against a Barcelona side with Busquets, Vidal, Rakitic is saying something. Wow.
— The Man Utd Way (@TheManUtdWay) April 10, 2019
McTominay has definitely given Solskjaer a selection headache for when Ander Herrera or Nemanja Matic return so nothing more could be asked of him.
The youngster was superb against PSG in the last round of the Champions League but it could be argued he was even better on Wednesday night.
Hopefully Scott can continue developing in order to turn himself into a truly top player.
If he keeps up the kind of performances as he did against Barcelona, he should become one in no time.