Gary Neville questions whether 21-year-old is good enough for Man United

The Man United legend opens up about Scotland international Scott McTominay

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff
Man United legend Gary Nevillexx Photo: Sky Sports

Gary Neville admits he has doubts about Scott McTominay and whether the Manchester United midfielder is good enough on the ball.

The Scotland international has been something of a surprise package for the Red Devils in their second season under Jose Mourinho.

The 21-year-old has benefited from Mourinho blowing hot and cold on the club’s record signing Paul Pogba.

McTominay started ahead of Pogba for both legs of Manchester United’s 2-1 loss to Spanish side Sevilla in the Champions League round of 16.

The Manchester United youth graduate, who has been likened to former Red Devils star Darren Fletcher, has started six games and made six substitute appearances in the Premier League.

He completed 90 minutes of their goalless draw with West Ham United in the Premier League on Thursday night to secure a top-four finish.

Speaking to Sky Sports about McTominay’s first season as a Manchester United regular, Neville said:

“McTominay, when I watch him, I’m not sure he’s actually good enough on the ball to be a Man United midfield player.

“I do think he’s the type that it’s good for him to play games in there.

“But I do wonder whether if actually he’s got more of a position at centre back eventually, the physicality that he has. He’s a big lad.

“Is he sharp enough on the ball to be a Man United central midfield player?”

Manchester United’s point at West Ham United secured second place in the Premier League table ahead of Liverpool FC and Tottenham Hotspur.

The Red Devils will take on bitter rivals Chelsea FC in the FA Cup final at Wembley later this month after a 2-1 win over Spurs in the last four.

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