• Sir Alex Ferguson raved about Manchester United's Scott McTominay
  • Ferguson thinks McTominay is on his way to becoming one of the Red Devils' superstars
  • Ole Gunnar Solskjaer once made a bold prediction about the 24-year-old as well

A Manchester United midfielder could be looking at a bright future ahead of him.

The Red Devils are still considered serious English Premier League title contenders this season, having managed to maintain a spot behind domestic rivals Manchester City.

Edinson Cavani and Mason Greenwood have been bagging goals for Manchester United in recent games, but for ex-Red Devils boss Sir Alex Ferguson, midfield ace Scott McTominay has also been a key figure in the team.

Speaking to the Scottish FA, Ferguson, who departed Old Trafford in 2013, lauded McTominay’s intangible impact in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s squad. Moreso, the 79-year-old is positive the striker-turned-midfielder will soon become a household name in Manchester United.

“[Scott] McTominay is now emerging as one of Man United’s big players,” Ferguson said. “When you watch Man United pick a team for a big game, McTominay is in it.”

Further backing his former player, Ferguson revealed that he had witnessed how a young McTominay developed his game.

“Good character, great trainer, I know a little bit about the boy,” he said of McTominay. “I signed him when he was seven or eight [years old]. He was actually a center-forward as a kid. He has sprouted, a little bit like Darren [Fletcher] when he first came.”

“McTominay is a similar type as Darren, long, lanky, good winner of the ball, good turn of pace going forward, great attitude to the game.”

McTominay is one of Manchester United’s most active players this season. His consistency has earned him a regular spot in Solskjaer’s squad.

To date, McTominay has played 43 games for the Red Devils across all competitions. He has also been a staple for his homeland Scotland, having made 22 caps since his debut in March 2018, something that has made his fellow countryman Ferguson proud.

“It’s really rewarding for me to see a Scot coming through,” the former club manager said of McTominay’s national team’s features.

Flying high: Scott McTominay (right) scored twice as Manchester United beat Leeds 6-2 to move up to third
Scott McTominay is contracted with Man Utd until 2025. POOL / Michael Regan

Naturally a striker, McTominay has forged an important role in the midfield over time. However, Manchester United’s current manager Solskjaer has long been convinced that the Scottish midfielder is capable of doing an array of things inside the pitch.

“Scott has never ever let us down and he never disappoints when he plays,” Solskjaer said in a press conference after McTominay’s first Manchester United goal in the 2019-20 season. “And tonight was another very, very fine performance by Scotty. So, it won’t be hard to see him play many, many games for Man United, because he has got such a great mentality.”

“He is so athletic, he can play in different positions,” he continued. “Today we feel that’s his best position, like a high midfielder, but he can play in that defensive role easily. So I was very, very pleased with him.”