Matic names academy star he expects to be important Man Utd player for next decade

Nemanja Matic is full of praise for his Manchester United team-mate Scott McTominay, stating that he will be an important player for the Reds over the next decade.

In an interview with the official Man Utd website, the Serb has been speaking about the Scotland international, who has become an important first team player over the last eighteen months.

Having initially been brought through under José Mourinho, and awarded the ‘Manager’s Player of the Year’ in 2018, McTominay has never looked out of his depth. He stands at 6ft 4inches and will put up a fight against any man.

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McTominay has leadership qualities too, which is something United have lacked for years, so it’s great having someone vocal in the middle of the pitch again.

His maturity is a trait that has caught the eye of Matic, who says: “Now he’s a proper senior player, he plays like he’s had ten years in the first team. With him, we don’t have any problems.”

McTominay is worthy of such praise and it’s easy to forget that he is just 23 years of age.

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And it’s promising to hear that Matic expects more from McTominay in the coming years.

“I think he will be a very important player for Manchester United in the next 10 years or more. He is the kind of player and person that you always want to have in the changing room.”

With Matic expected to stay next season, maybe McTominay will take more traits from one of his more experienced team-mates.

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