The advantage Fletcher has was that he was a better football with cleaner, superior technical qualities and a lesser reliance of physical strength.I think Fletcher is the classic comparison of McTom.
Both started out with people thinking they were dreadful and shouldn't be anywhere near it, and then improved immeasurably.
The advantage Fletcher had is that he played in some superb United sides, so his role complemented the team.
McTom is playing in a much inferior team.
It's still to be seen whether he can improve another level yet. But you dare say if he had a Scholes in there with him, and two great centre backs, and quality wingers and forwards round him it'd be easier!
And Fletcher actually started out as somewhat of a wonderkid we wanted to feature in the first team at the age of 16.
Maybe Mctominay will improve drastically but it's amusing how people club him with vastly superior players (first Keane now Park and Fletcher) as if he's destined to reach the top and doesn't have severe weaknesses in his game.
People assume that the likes of Park and Flecher were all effort and hence essentially carried by others, which wasn't the case. It's just that our quality was so good even our squad players tended to be very good footballers.