Pretty much. Personally I've grown weary of defending him. At this stage there is no point. No matter how well he does it will be pooh poohed as failure or a one off by his detractors.
This is one of the most striking things about fandom these days, the lack of nuance when discussing squad players. People unwilling to accept that a player they don't rate can have excellent games, the grudging praise and the qualifications. Not just with McTominay, you can see it with all the players who get to that status, Maguire, Lindelof, AWB, Sancho, Fellaini, Lingard and many others in the past, once the prevailing view is established and the memes start it is done. Seems to be the case across all topics of debate, polarization of views.
Simple truth when it comes to McT is that Mourinho, Ole, Rangnick and now Ten Hag have all seen value in his abilities. If he was the donkey many on here are certain of he would have banished to the reserves or sent out on loan long ago.