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Roboc7

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I assume the plan was to start him in this role in the Cup Final but hopefully fact he has been poor and Rasmus has looked much sharper will see that abandoned.

Other than a purple patch of goal scoring he’s been very poor this season, if he is ever sold to someone like Everton or West Ham he’ll spend a lot of time on the bench as he is so limited.
 

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McT being anywhere near this squad is a sign we're still failing - sure, he gets on the end of stuff in the box and gets a few goals, but he's technically awful, can't pass, doesn't tackle and doesn't press. Having 250 games is a sign of the times. Depressing.
 

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I assume the plan was to start him in this role in the Cup Final but hopefully fact he has been poor and Rasmus has looked much sharper will see that abandoned.

Other than a purple patch of goal scoring he’s been very poor this season, if he is ever sold to someone like Everton or West Ham he’ll spend a lot of time on the bench as he is so limited.
You’re absolutely right and yet here he is starting or featuring in every single game for us. It’s so frustrating and baffling in equal measure.
 

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Has the "he'd be a decent squad player for next season" brigade arrived in here yet?

Should've accepted the offer from West Ham last summer. The only silver lining there is that we were unable to sign Amrabat permanently as a result, so I guess that's another bullet dodged.
 

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Good honest player but he'd be more valuable if he is sold for decent coin.

Unfortunately there are a lot of United fans that are blinded by academy players.

Yes I know he can pop up with goals. He also can't pop up with a full game of quality.
 

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The fact he not only still plays for us but gets a lot of minutes is really damning.
 

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Hopefully wherever David Moyes goes next, it’s a club with enough money to bid for this waste of space.
 

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im ETH out solely on his management of mctominay.
i cannot accept someone who plays his 90 mins every week stinking the place out deserves to be manager of this football club, and id be astonished if the likes of wilcox watches the games and thinks the same, if he does we are well and truly fk'd
 

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Worrying how he's almost immune to consequences of his bad form. Almost never subbed when he starts. If he somehow drifts to the bench which usually takes 3-4 months of subpar performances all he needs is one good performance from the bench to reap the rewards of a starting place. Feels like we've been caught in this cycle for over half a decade.

Would just love it if he's sold this summer. Would show me someone is thinking the big picture at this club.
 

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Worrying how he's almost immune to consequences of his bad form. Almost never subbed when he starts. If he somehow drifts to the bench which usually takes 3-4 months of subpar performances all he needs is one good performance from the bench to reap the rewards of a starting place. Feels like we've been caught in this cycle for over half a decade.

Would just love it if he's sold this summer. Would show me someone is thinking the big picture at this club.
I normally have multiple Caf tabs open at once, so when I read the first paragraph I had to scroll up and see which player thread I was in, because that did not narrow it down much :lol:
 

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Worrying how he's almost immune to consequences of his bad form. Almost never subbed when he starts. If he somehow drifts to the bench which usually takes 3-4 months of subpar performances all he needs is one good performance from the bench to reap the rewards of a starting place. Feels like we've been caught in this cycle for over half a decade.

Would just love it if he's sold this summer. Would show me someone is thinking the big picture at this club.
Generally agree but I think yesterday was a different situation. Amrabat was taken off as he was shocking but I think the other players was to protect them for the Cup final.
 

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At first McT was a dead player to ETH then he saves him in a couple by scoring a brace, after that he becomes a regular feature despite stinking the place up :lol:
ETH is just stumbling on stuff and hope it works out.
 

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This is the best time to sell him. He just scored that many goals as a midfielder. It's like selling a player after them playing well at a World Cup.
 
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Thought he had some crucial defensive actions today and some good drives forward to relieve pressure. Can be happy with that if it's his last game for the club.
 

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Really really struggles to pass to teammates. Very little quality on the ball. Often he runs with the ball as it is clear that he has more confidence in escorting the ball to his teammate rather than passing it to them. He made some good defensive contributions, but he is very poor in possession.
 

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He's got that dawg in him - and that's about it. Glad for his discipline and I think he will always have a squad role at Manchester United if he's willing to do it on a low salary (relative to the first team regulars). Every squad needs someone who his willing to run through walls and sit on the bench for long periods. Having said that, if the club see it best to offload him, I've no complaints at all!
 

Roboc7

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He was pretty useless on the ball and gave it away too easily but he did decent job defensively at times.
 

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Wow all the comments thus far have been pretty spot on.

Probably one of his best games defensively for us for a while but so bad with his passing and releasing of the ball. I think he's probably not the most match fit so fair play for that. Hopefully we get a good fee for him in the summer.
 

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Really really struggles to pass to teammates. Very little quality on the ball. Often he runs with the ball as it is clear that he has more confidence in escorting the ball to his teammate rather than passing it to them. He made some good defensive contributions, but he is very poor in possession.
:lol:So true

made some great interceptions today
 

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He's not very good on the ball. And that won't magically change at this stage.

His passing is very erratic when it's not super simple.

He tends to overhit or underhit the ball. Which leads to a loss of possession (or can lead to it, at least).
He also tends to spend time on the ball when he shouldn't. A touch or two too many - which can lead to possible attacks ("phases" or whatever you want to call it) breaking down.

In short, he's not good on the ball and he's a pretty shite passer.

Look at how he performs (as a midfielder) in tight spaces (receiving the ball, releasing the ball) - and compare him to Mainoo. It's night and day.

So, play him as a striker (of sorts) or a pure destroyer (I guess).

Seriously - he does have qualities, of course he does. But pretty much all of those qualities scream: bench option, squad player, someone you throw on when the match has turned in a certain direction.

Not a starter, we can do much, much better.
 

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He's not very good on the ball. And that won't magically change at this stage.

His passing is very erratic when it's not super simple.

He tends to overhit or underhit the ball. Which leads to a loss of possession (or can lead to it, at least).
He also tends to spend time on the ball when he shouldn't. A touch or two too many - which can lead to possible attacks ("phases" or whatever you want to call it) breaking down.

In short, he's not good on the ball and he's a pretty shite passer.

Look at how he performs (as a midfielder) in tight spaces (receiving the ball, releasing the ball) - and compare him to Mainoo. It's night and day.

So, play him as a striker (of sorts) or a pure destroyer (I guess).

Seriously - he does have qualities, of course he does. But pretty much all of those qualities scream: bench option, squad player, someone you throw on when the match has turned in a certain direction.

Not a starter, we can do much, much better.
Your assessment of his passing and ability in tight spaces. He is however quite good at driving forward with the ball when there is a decent amount of space. Not the best attribute but useful at times.
 

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He tried his hardest and made some crucial defensive actions, but you can see why Scotland play him at CB and not at MF. He just struggles to find a teammate with a pass at this level. He prefers to just take the ball and run for 20 yards until he runs out of room and then gives it away. He's good at driving with the ball and relieving pressure, but is that enough for starter at Manchester United?

We really have to make better use of Mount and Amad next season. They are levels above this.
 

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Your assessment of his passing and ability in tight spaces. He is however quite good at driving forward with the ball when there is a decent amount of space. Not the best attribute but useful at times.
But certainly not worth keeping him in the squad for when there is the chance to get some decent money for him.
 

Chesterlestreet

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Not the best attribute but useful at times.
Absolutely, yes.

Against a tired opponent, say. More space, slower reactions, etc.

He's also a decent goal threat, as we know.

But again - that says: bench option.

And he could be a great bench option for us - for years to come.

If he's managed right.
 

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Absolutely, yes.

Against a tired opponent, say. More space, slower reactions, etc.

He's also a decent goal threat, as we know.

But again - that says: bench option.

And he could be a great bench option for us - for years to come.

If he's managed right.
Since when are we in a situation where we should think about our bench options? Lets get the first team ready to actually compete for things and then take care of "options".
 

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But certainly not worth keeping him in the squad for when there is the chance to get some decent money for him.
Depends, I would say.

If he wants to move on - then hey, let him.

But if he's fine with being a designated squad player (so to speak), then he could do well as such under the right conditions.

There's something to be said for squad players coming up from the academy, having a connection to the club, etc.

They actually add a little something you can't buy.

(But it all depends on the circumstances, of course. In order to make the most of that kind of player, you need to have a good team to begin with. And we simply don't - not at the level we aspire to be at.)

Bottom line, though: McTominay is a possible squad player for us. Not a possible starter (he has far too many flaws).
 

Chesterlestreet

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Since when are we in a situation where we should think about our bench options? Lets get the first team ready to actually compete for things and then take care of "options".
Not sure what your point is.

If it is: "McTominay should not start for us because he can't be part of a starting XI ready to compete for things", then I agree with you.

I thought that was pretty bloody obvious, though.

We still need squad players/bench options.

You don't build a team by kicking out everyone who isn't an obvious starter.
 
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Some situations today where it is clear how he can't be a part of midfield which wants to play any kind of football.
He gets the ball and has open player on the wing. Instead passing he runs with the ball towards that player and then makes a short pass. He needs 4-5 touches every time he gets the ball.