Sir Alex Ferguson adviced Jose Mourinho to play Scott McTominay more often, an advice which worked for the club.
Scott McTominay has been a revelation at Manchester United. The 23-year-old midfielder is a regular starter under Ole Solskjaer and is also loved by the fanbase.
Manchester United fans would be grateful of Jose Mourinho who spotted McTominay at the academy level and gave him ample chances to cement his place in the club.
But in a video surfaced online, it has been revealed that it was Sir Alex Ferguson who really recognized the player and apparently advised Mourinho to play the Scottish midfielder regularly.
The incident happened at a memorial service for the Munich Air Disaster at Old Trafford, with Fergie talking to the player before stopping to have a chat with the them United boss.
It came after the Manchester United youth product had played against Huddersfield Town in the Premier League and many fans believe Ferguson was telling Mourinho to play McTominay more often.
Following the game against the Terriers Mourinho spoke about McTominay, saying, “I made a few changes thinking about the characteristics of this game and I think this kid [McTominay] has a great desire to recover the ball when the team is not in possession.”
“He’s a kid that chases the ball, that tries to recover high up the pitch and when he has the ball it is always simple and against opponents like Huddersfield, so close and with so many bodies behind the ball, the simplicity sometimes is genius.”
Meanwhile, McTominay is slowly becoming an influential figure at the club and fans are ready to see a future club legend in him, with the player surely having the same qualities.
The Scottish midfielder had a great game against city rivals Manchester City, which can prove to be a revival of Solskjaer at the club.