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More useful than Pogba for less than 10% of Pogba's salary.
The same Pogba on 7 assists this season so far? Pogba is reportedly on 290k a week, McTominay is around 73k.
 

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The same Pogba on 7 assists this season so far? Pogba is reportedly on 290k a week, McTominay is around 73k.
Apologies McTominay, very recently had a wage increase from £20K.
It's now 25%.
Yes, it's the same Paul Pogba.
The world class French midfielder.
 

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Is this satire or embelishment?
I was going for just being factual.
The figure is now 25% since McTominay very recently had a wage increase from £20K to £73K.
Still paid substantially less than Fred, VDB and Matic.
 
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really? Thats your source? Gilmour the 20 year old with all of his experience? C'mon.

Scott is a nothing player. What does he actually do? His range of passing, positional awareness, etc is mediocre. Imagine bringing him on when you're down and expecting a goal. Madness. IMO not good enough to even be on the bench.
We’ve just lost 4-2 so I’m not really in the mood to stick up for any decision Ole has made, or any of the players for that matter. But say what you will about different facets of McTominay’s game - it’s not ludicrous to bring him on to get a goal; he scored 7 last season and 5 the season before that. He also scored a 93rd minute winner for Scotland against Israel during the break.
 

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We’ve just lost 4-2 so I’m not really in the mood to stick up for any decision Ole has made, or any of the players for that matter. But say what you will about different facets of McTominay’s game - it’s not ludicrous to bring him on to get a goal; he scored 7 last season and 5 the season before that. He also scored a 93rd minute winner for Scotland against Israel during the break.
Those numbers are actually pretty terrible IMO
 

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He gets a lot of flak but in truth we should love him as an impact sub, who is an academy product. He should never be a starter but he should be a squad player and suits certain games.
 

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Who, from this squad, would make it into any title winning teams of the last few years ?
Base it on performances.
 

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Really not sure how he ever gets in the team anymore.
He's downright diabolical game after game.

The comparisons to Fletcher are insulting.
 

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He's tall, which is useful for set pieces and he has a good sliding tackle. That's a description for a lot of championship players and for Manchester United's starting midfielder. Fred was a one man midfield for half the game that completely carried McTominay. Replace him with Brozovic on a free or something next summer.
 

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I had a lot of time for him, but he should be playing his best football now. He's been given chance after chance, a lot of patience and very carefully managed by 2 managers.

I'm now at a point where I think he's a coward and cheating his teammates. That's how bad he's been this season.
 

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I did think he was much better in the second half, but he is not good enough to be starting.
 

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Really anonymous, as he has been all season. Feel like he's being shown up with more quality in the team, and the expectation it brings. Looks like a fish out of water currently.
 

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I like Scott and he's a good squad option, but it's the same conundrum with him, he's best either defending or in the opposition box, but worst when he's actually asked to play as a midfielder. I feel he gets lumped there because it's an average of his 2 main qualities, not because he's actually a midfielder.

All of it could be fixed though if he'd spend a season just improving his practise after training.
 

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I think people are being harsh with "coward" comments, but if you look at Fred next him constantly making himself available (despite also being technically limited) it's like night and day.
 

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Fred looks for the ball more than him which inevitably leads to more mistakes. MCT seems to just do the safe thing and sometimes doesn't show for the ball but looks busy in a way where he's moving. It's weird because there are times when he gets the ball and looks very composed on it
 

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Fred looks for the ball more than him which inevitably leads to more mistakes. MCT seems to just do the safe thing and sometimes doesn't show for the ball but looks busy in a way where he's moving. It's weird because there are times when he gets the ball and looks very composed on it
His signature move is pass the ball to AWB and running somewhere while pointing at Fred to cover his position, I swear I saw this 3 times in this game alone.

Don't really know if it's tactical or he just don't have the confidence to receive the ball under pressure
 

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He never looks for the ball.

At one stage in the first half he was looking at 30 yards of space in front on De Gea. Instead of moving in and looking for the ball he moved over to cover an Atalanta player. Fred ran in and it was too late, DDG just sent it long.
 

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His signature move is pass the ball to AWB and running somewhere while pointing at Fred to cover his position, I swear I saw this 3 times in this game alone.

Don't really know if it's tactical or he just don't have the confidence to receive the ball under pressure
This would be weird as I've seen him turn against players calmly and keep possession a lot more than he's lost it when he's under pressure
He was great in the Europa final for this too

It's bizarre, like he's not confident but then if he's forced into it, he does it...
 

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He’s all over the place and was telling that he got subbed for Pogba instead of Fred, it’s normally the other way round. It’s hard to believe that talk we want to convert him to a sole holding player is true it’s a horrendous idea.

He’d be a good squad player and maybe in right set up could do well in a three man midfield but we shouldn’t be starting him.
 

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Painfully average who seems to keep getting away with poor performances for some bizarre reason. There seems to be some kind of myth around the that he's a much better player than he actually is.

If certain other players put in the performance he has done this season, game after game, they would never get close to the first team again and the fans would turn on them.

But here we are, one of the first names on the team-sheet and trusted by the management. Drives me mad
 

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I wonder whether other players are subject to the same scrutiny as McTominay.
Do the critics in this thread input to other threads, or do they prefer to focus on finding reasons to make negative posts here ?
 

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Woeful, he would win the ball back, all hassle and action, then pin some stupid 30m pass that he is not capable of into the crowd. I mean wtf, how can you play a CL game when your midfielder is so stupid and can not retain possession? Absolute dogshit from Scott and I like him more than Fred, but that was absolute shit performance and left his partner to dry tonight.
 

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He's tall, which is useful for set pieces and he has a good sliding tackle. That's a description for a lot of championship players and for Manchester United's starting midfielder. Fred was a one man midfield for half the game that completely carried McTominay. Replace him with Brozovic on a free or something next summer.
He's bad aerially for someone of his height actually.

I've said it plenty of times, but I'm genuinely surprised he actually made it through our academy when his technique and skills are way below par the quality required for our academy players.
 

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He's a shocking footballer tbh

I don't think he'd even make it as a CB in a Guardiola team.
 

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He even took an extra touch and caused rashford to go offside in that good bit of play in the first half
 

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He's a shocking footballer tbh

I don't think he'd even make it as a CB in a Guardiola team.
This is so wrong on so many levels. He's a decent midfielder, not good enough to start for United but a million miles away from 'shocking'.

And the CB reference is just weird.

He actually wasn't too bad yesterday on the ball, but he simply doesn't affect the game off the ball. Fred's far superior, it's just that his errors are much more eye-catching and he's an easy scapegoat. (and no, Fred isn't good enough either)
 

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He's a bit of a conundrum.

He's the only one who plays anywhere near the same style as our best midfielder in Fred, and therefore is the best fit for a midfield two, but he's miles away from the quality needed. He makes it harder for the players around him.

If he wasn't a Scottish academy lad he would get way more stick than he does.
 

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Should be the fourth (or fifth) choice in midfield. Unlucky not to score but shocking otherwise, he had one good game this season against Leeds but other than that he has been dreadful.
 

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He has to play because no other player apart from Matic has any defensive ability when Fred starts.
 

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This is so wrong on so many levels. He's a decent midfielder, not good enough to start for United but a million miles away from 'shocking'.

And the CB reference is just weird.

He actually wasn't too bad yesterday on the ball, but he simply doesn't affect the game off the ball. Fred's far superior, it's just that his errors are much more eye-catching and he's an easy scapegoat. (and no, Fred isn't good enough either)
He makes 2 good passes every game. He rarely shows for the ball and when he does get it's a hot potato pass backwards/sideways. All the stats point to this, he has few touches and few progressive passes every game.

He's a bit of a conundrum.

He's the only one who plays anywhere near the same style as our best midfielder in Fred, and therefore is the best fit for a midfield two, but he's miles away from the quality needed. He makes it harder for the players around him.

If he wasn't a Scottish academy lad he would get way more stick than he does.
I sort of agree that he plays a similar style, but when I think of an ideal Fred partner I think of someone that's decent at defending, especially in the box and can pass out the back and not shit himself when pressed. That's a DM, aka prime Matic, aka a player we didn't buy because we spent 150 million on 3 wingers and VDB instead.

Maybe as a Fred substitute, then again VDB is the better passer and Pogba is a class above him.

Scott should be a squad player. Love his attitude and he does get into a some good scoring positions and makes some great tackles every game.