Jose Mourinho makes honest admission about Scott McTominay at Man United
Jose Mourinho praises Scott McTominay for his strong performance in Man United's 2-0 win over Brighton
Jose Mourinho has lavished praise on Scott McTominay following his mature performances for Manchester United this season.
The 21-year-old has found himself as a regular fixture in the Manchester United team in recent weeks after injuries to the likes of Ander Herrera and Marouane Fellaini.
McTominay was once again in fine form on Saturday at Old Trafford for the Red Devils as Manchester United claimed a 2-0 win over Brighton and Hove Albion to book their place in the FA Cup semi-finals.
Goals from Romelu Lukaku and Nemanja Matic in each half helped the Red Devils to secure their spot in the last four.
McTominay has been earning plenty of praise for his reliable performances and he has made 18 appearances in all competitions for Mourinho’s men this season.
And Mourinho was clearly delighted by the young Englishman’s performance for the Red Devils as they sealed a 2-0 win over Brighton on Saturday, despite him giving the ball away frequently.
Speaking at his post-match news conference, Mourinho said: “I have to say, for example, that Scott McTominay lost more passes today than in all of the [other] matches he played together but he was a Manchester United player and, for me, a Manchester United player is a player that when he plays bad, he gives to the team.
“That’s a question of personality, that’s a Manchester United player for me.
“The perfect Manchester United player for me is a player that has personality and quality and is consistent on that. But when you play bad, and as a football player you can play bad, you must have that personality that the kid of 21 years old had.”
Manchester United will now return to Premier League action after the international break when they take on Swansea City at Old Trafford on 31 March.
The Red Devils are currently second in the table as they chase Champions League qualification this season.