Scott McTominay is becoming undroppable under Erik ten Hag
Manchester United midfielder Scott McTominay is rapidly becoming undroppable following his impressive string of performances.
The Scotland international was rested in last week’s Europa League opener against Real Sociedad.
But after being beaten 1-0 against the La Liga side at Old Trafford, Erik ten Hag brought the 25-year-old back into the starting line-up for the 2-0 win against Sheriff Tiraspol.
The Scotland international came back into the starting line-up to partner Christian Eriksen in a two-man midfield in place of Casemiro.
Scott McTominay is becoming undroppable
The Brazilian’s arrival from Real Madrid last month was expected to result in the Scotland international being replaced by the five-time Champions League winner.
But United’s number 39 has risen to the challenge and stepped up his game following the Brazilian’s arrival.
Manchester United have won the last five games McTominay has started and he produced yet another impressive display in tonight’s win against the Moldovan side.
With United leading 2-0 at half time, Ten Hag brought McTominay off and replaced the club’s academy graduate with the 63-time Brazil international.
Despite playing only half of the game, no player from either team could better the five tackles McTominay won, as per WhoScored.
McTominay also won eight duels, alongside having 35 touches and completing 77% of his passes, as per SofaScore.
With Sunday’s Premier League clash against Leeds United postponed, McTominay now doesn’t run the risk of being suspended for our mouthwatering trip to Manchester City on 2 October.
The Scotsman is on four Premier League bookings and a caution in the highly-charged clash against the Whites would have ruled McTominay out of the clash at the Etihad Stadium.
Casemirio’s wait for his first Premier League start may have to go on with Ten Hag seemingly rewarding McTominay for his recent upturn in form.