Scott McTominay has recently been praised for his solid performance in Manchester United’s midfield. In fact, the 23-year-old midfielder himself was not confident in his abilities and even thought about retiring early.
Meanwhile, Scott McTominay himself was a graduate of the Manchester United academy who first got the chance to debut in 2017.
At that time, Manchester United was still being handled by the Portuguese coach, Jose Mourinho. Obviously not an easy thing for McTominay, who is only 20 years old, to penetrate the Red Devils main squad.
But slowly, McTominay managed to become an important player in the MU squad. In fact, he has become a regular starter since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has served as a tactician until now.
His consistent and solid form in midfield has made the player a frequent target of praise. Even this situation, McTominay admitted, is inversely proportional to what he felt before.
In the past, Tominay even doubted his quality, was not confident because of his smaller posture compared to other players.
“When I was 16 years old, my body was very small compared to other players,” McTominay told Pro Direct Soccer.
Not to mention the injury problem that made him sidelined for two years. All this turmoil made McTominay think about giving up his career on the gridiron.
But fortunately, Manchester United applied the appropriate coaching method and made its potential continue to grow until it became what it is today. He’s not even sure he could be like now if he didn’t grow up with Manchester United.
“When I was 16 years old, I found it difficult to play. I also had an injury during my two years in my youth team.”
“If I look back, I remember how difficult my position was, and I might have almost given up. If I were at another club then, I am sure I would not have a career as a footballer.” He said.
Meanwhile, McTominay has a great opportunity to become the main player in the match against Paris Saint-Germain in the European Champions League in midweek tomorrow.