Scott McTominay paid ultimate Manchester United compliment by Treble-winning hero

Manchester United and Scotland star Scott McTominay
Manchester United and Scotland star Scott McTominay -Credit:Manchester United via Getty Imag

Scott McTominay has been paid the ultimate compliment by being told he could have played under Sir Alex Ferguson.

Manchester United have endured a car-crash campaign with pressure mounting on under-fire boss Erik ten Hag. The Red Devils currently lie eighth in the Premier League and could miss out on European football next season. The Old Trafford club are set to gut their squad in the summer and years of failure but Teddy Sheringham reckons McTominay should stick around.

Sheringham - a 1998/99 Treble-winning hero - singled out Scotland idol McTominay for special praise when asked who United's best player has been this season.

He told Genting Casino: "One player that always shines for me, is Scott McTominay. I think he could have played in Fergie’s teams. Fergie demanded that his players play with pride. He demanded those standards, and he reminded the players of the privilege it was to play for Manchester United and its fans.

"He approaches every game with commitment. He plays with aggression, desire. He wants to win every duel and, even when he’s not having the best game, he’ll keep trying to get on the ball to see if he can make things happen. He doesn’t hide. I like his general demeanour and his attitude and approach to the game rubs off on the other players that are around him."

McTominay, 27, has dug Man United out of a hole several times across the campaign, popping up with winners against the likes of Brentford, Chelsea and Aston Villa. Yet the homegrown talent hasn't been a regular under Ten Hag, starting just 15 Premier League games this season.