Scott McTominay may have lost his place in the team towards the end of the season, but Manchester United fans won’t take any credit from the Scotland international because of how he continues to grow and have an influence on the first team.
I was keen to ask former Manchester United midfielder Willie Morgan about McTominay, so this morning I took the chance when he appeared as a guest on the Strettycast.
Not only did he share some great stories about holidaying with Sir Matt Busby and golfing with Brian McFadden, Morgan opened up about what he likes most when it comes to McTominay.
“The thing about him [Scott McTominay] is he sticks a foot in,” Willie Morgan told Stretty News. “He’s the new Nobby Stiles. He will get stuck in and you need somebody like that. It’s a blend, [Bruno] Fernandes on the ball, he’s your Bobby Charlton. Then you got McTominay who, for me, is a Nobby Stiles and we need one more in midfield.”
Nobby Stiles is an iconic figure not only from England’s 1966 World Cup victory, but two years later he won the European Cup with Manchester United.
Two of his most iconic performances came against one of the era’s greats: Eusebio. In the World Cup semi-final the Portuguese legend scored a penalty, but that was the only real chance on goal he created in the match, thanks to Stiles’ defensive ability. Or ability to take his man for a shortcut!
Two years later, United took on Eusebio’s great Benfica side in the European Cup final. United won 4-1 and Stiles nullified the opposition’s main threat.
It was interesting to hear Morgan make comparisons to Stiles and Sir Bobby Charlton when it came to McTominay and Bruno Fernandes.