McTominay could cement his place as Manchester United's next big thing against Barcelona

Scott McTominay showed glimpses of his talent under former Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho. But the 22-year-old has reached another level since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer took the reins.

The midfielder scored his first goal for United earlier this week. But it was his immense performance against Paris Saint-Germain that proved his credentials.

McTominay was outstanding as an injury-hit United overturned a 2-0 deficit to reach the Champions League quarter-finals.  And now he could cement his place as the Red Devils’ next big thing when Barcelona come to town.

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Solskjaer has a decision to make when it comes to his midfield options.

But few would be surprised if McTominay started given his rapid rise.

And, if he can get the better of Barcelona’s star-studded midfield, it would rubber-stamp his place as United’s best young prospect despite the presence of Tahith Chong and Angel Gomes.

With Ander Herrera’s future uncertain, now could be the ideal time for Solskajer to give McTominay his wings. On the evidence in Paris, he will fly.

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Vincent is the Senior Managing Editor of Freshered. He was previously Head of Sixth Form at a secondary school in Kent, where he worked with hundreds of 16 to 19-year-olds over eight years.