Manchester United star Scott McTominay has revealed what he learnt with the academy, stating he was taught to constantly prove himself throughout his career.
The youngster has already has his fair share of critics despite only experiencing his debut season last year but Jose Mourinho certainly trusts him.
McTominay took advantage of the injuries that affected United’s midfield during the last campaign and made the most of his minutes.
Despite just filling in he was then kept around by Mourinho who consistently praised the Scotsman’s performances.
Soon the regular first-team players returned to action but he was always around for an appearance here or there as a reward.
According to Manchester Evening News, Scott said: “I could be 35 years old, move to a new football team and still wouldn’t be established.
“Even if you’re like Michael Carrick and you’ve won everything, you still have that hunger and want to impress everybody in every training session.
“That’s just the way I’ve been brought up through the Academy – it’s having that relentlessness to go and perform in every training session and every match.
“I need to kick on, I’m 21 years old and want to prove myself.”
The main criticism in McTominay’s play is how he often plays the simple or safe pass and doesn’t necessarily take risks.
It could be argued though he was simply following instructions from his manager as the likes of Paul Pogba are given more license to dictate play.
It could also be due to Scott’s introduction to the first team and when he feels more comfortable he’ll happily take more risks.
Either way, just as he says himself, he will have to consistently prove himself if he wishes to remain at United.