Scott McTominay Names the Two Manchester United Academy Stars He Can See Breaking into the First Team
The 21-year-old midfielder has high hopes that more youngsters from the academy will follow in his footsteps
Scott McTominay has named the two Manchester United youngsters he believes will follow in his footsteps and break into the first team.
The 21-year-old made his Red Devils debut against Arsenal at the Emirates last season, before featuring one more time for the club against Crystal Palace.
This year he has really pushed on, and has appeared in 12 games in all competitions.
Perhaps his biggest achievement of the campaign will be giving £89million signing Paul Pogba some competition for his place in the middle of the park.
McTominay recently spoke out about his debut last season, and the youth prospects at Manchester United, and named Angel Gomes and Tahith Chong as the two players he can see following in his footsteps.
“There’s a number of different boys in the younger ages groups,” said McTominay, in a video interview with HCL Technologies.
“But I feel like Angel and Chongy have got great potential and hopefully one day will be in the first-team and training with us regularly and getting as much game-time as they possibly can.”
McTominay also spoke about turning out for the Red Devils for the very first time at the Emirates.”It was such a surreal moment for me, obviously it was in a massive stadium. It was such a big game for me and my family, my mum and dad were sat in the away end,” he said.
“It was an overwhelming day, I went back to the hotel that night and I was playing against Arsenal the next day for the reserves – it just didn’t quite sink in until I was home.
“Even to play twice in two days at the Emirates was unbelievable and something I will never forget for the rest of my life.”