Ander Herrera reassures Man United fans 21-year-old is ready to replace Michael Carrick

The Man United star talks up Scotland international Scott McTominay

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff
Man United star Ander Herrera Photo: Uefa handout

Ander Herrera is confident that Manchester United starlet Scott McTominay is ready to help the Red Devils’ fill Michael Carrick’s void.

The Spanish midfielder has struggled with a string of injury problems to hand McTominay the chance to shine in the Manchester United team.

The newly-capped Scotland international has earned the trust of Jose Mourinho thanks to his composed performances in the middle of the park.

McTominay has featured in nine Premier League games and helped Manchester United to secure a 2-1 win against Chelsea FC at Old Trafford last month.

The versatile midfielder started Manchester United’s goalless draw with Sevilla in the first leg of their Champions League last-16 clash to highlight his growing importance.

Manchester United are set to lose Carrick to retirement at the end of the 2017-18 season, while Marouane Fellaini’s current deal will expire in the summer.

Herrera is confident McTominay can establish himself as a regular in the Manchester United team.

“You saw against Chelsea he was a little more defensive and almost doing the job I did against [Eden] Hazard last season, not exactly the same but similar. He can be more offensive as well and he presses a lot,” Herrera told Man United’s website.

“We know we’re not going to have Michael Carrick after this season so we need to add more midfielders to the team and I think Scott is really ready to play in the Premier League and help the team.”

Manchester United finished in sixth place in the Premier League table last term but won the EFL Cup and the Europa League in Jose Mourinho’s first season in charge.

The Red Devils signed Chile international Alexis Sanchez in the January transfer window.

MORE: Latest Manchester United news and views

MORE: Football transfer rumours and gossip

Follow @thesportreview on Instagram

MORE:

MORE: The latest football transfer news

MORE: Meet the Premier League's most stylish footballers

MORE: Do you know the top Muslim footballers in the Premier League?

MORE: Take a tour of Arsenal star Mesut Ozil’s £10m London house

MORE: Man United latest news

MORE: Arsenal latest news

MORE: Chelsea latest news

MORE: Liverpool latest news

Jurgen Klopp
Ian Rush sends title race warning to Liverpool FC stars
Top 50 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Man United stars feature
Top 50 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Man United stars feature
Meet Arsenal star Mesut Ozil’s girlfriend Amine Gulse
Meet Arsenal star Mesut Ozil’s girlfriend Amine Gulse
Take a tour of Arsenal star Mesut Ozil’s £10m London house with us
Take a tour of Arsenal star Mesut Ozil’s £10m London house with us
Top 50 most stylish footballers in the world in 2017: Chelsea, Arsenal stars feature – Slideshow
Top 50 most stylish footballers in the world in 2017: Chelsea, Arsenal stars feature – Slideshow
Meet Chelsea FC star Andreas Christensen’s girlfriend Katrine Friis
Meet Chelsea FC star Andreas Christensen’s girlfriend Katrine Friis
Paul Pogba
Paul Pogba: Man United performance was disrespectful
Fed Cup 2019
Johanna Konta (Photo: Marianne Bevis)
Fed Cup 2019: Konta and Boulter both fight back to take GB into World Group 2 at last
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer (Photo: Screen grab)
David Moyes predicts where Man United, Arsenal will finish