Scott McTominay is set to make his 50th appearance in all competitions when the Reds face Crystal Palace at Old Trafford on Saturday.
The 22-year-old made his Manchester United debut in May 2017, coming off the bench against Arsenal under Jose Mourinho.
Mourinho was a huge fan of the Scot, and he is just as popular with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
Solskjaer has been dealt with limited options in midfield after the area wasn’t strengthened in the summer transfer window, but McTominay now seems to be one of the first men on the Norwegian’s team sheet.
The academy graduate has improved drastically since his first few games for the Reds, where there were huge question marks amongst fans over his selection.
McTominay is not the complete player by any means, and is limited in his attacking ability, but is becoming a leader alongside Paul Pogba in United’s midfield.
You can tell how much he means for the Scottish international to be playing for the Reds, the club he has supported throughout his childhood. There can be no questions asked about his desire to play for the shirt.
He is a far more mobile option than Nemanja Matic in defensive midfield; the Serbian has been demoted to the bench in the first two Premier League games this season with Solskjaer preferring a much younger midfield including fellow academy graduate Andreas Pereira
As cited from the club’s official website, McTominay has covered more distance than any other United player in the opening games. He also now seems more confident whilst on the ball, making more ambitious passes and strides forward.
We hope to see McTominay continue to grow as a player and improve under Solskjaer this season.