Paul Parker’s comments about Manchester United midfielder Scott McTominay have caused quite the stir on social media this evening.
McTominay has arguably been United’s best player this season before injuring his knee in the Boxing Day victory over Newcastle.
The 23-year-old has been one of few standout performers, establishing himself as a key part of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s first-team plans.
But former defender Parker’s view contrasts dramatically, and he feels McTominay is an example of the problems at Old Trafford.
Scott McTominay is a good example of the problem,” Parker told Eurosport.
“He just runs around trying to kick people, thumping the badge. He’s like a modern-day Robbie Savage. You need more than that.
“If people are saying United are missing McTominay, they’re not really Man United fans. The reason he’s out injured is because he tried to kick someone and hurt himself. If that’s what people think United are, then they weren’t around for the good times.”
We completely disagree with Parker, and think McTominay is one of few leaders in the United squad has become the driving force in what is a below par midfield.
Comparing McTominay to Robbie Savage wasn’t necessary, but the former midfielder turned pundit has provided the perfect response to Parker’s comments.
Savage admitted unlike McTominay, he was not good enough for United, and praised the academy graduate’s impact in Solskjaer’s side.
See his response to Parker below:
Nonsense, I wasn't good enough for United , he's proven he can get into team , hold his place down , be one of United's best players this season and missed when injured ! https://t.co/MRs7Xb0ZOK
— Robbie Savage (@RobbieSavage8) January 9, 2020