Billy Gilmour has spoken about going head to head with fellow Scottish midfielder Scott McTominay during the Chelsea v Manchester United clash.
It was McTominay’s side who came out on top, with a stunning Marcus Rashford free kick sealing a 2-1 United win.
Gilmour battled with the Scottish Red Devils midfielder for 70 minutes, a battle which the 18-year-old thinks he did ‘okay’ in.
He told the Chelsea website: “I was playing against McTominay who is a Scotland international. I wanted to put myself up against him and I thought I was okay against him.
“That’s the standard I want to be at really. It would be a big moment for me to represent my country at full level, but I just need to keep doing what I’m doing.
“Hopefully I get another opportunity at Chelsea this season.”
McTominay is someone Chelsea kid Gilmour will look up to
As a Scottish midfielder trying to make his name in the Premier League, Chelsea teenager Gilmour will look up to McTominay in some ways.
The Scottish Red Devil has had to be patient for his Manchester United chance, but this season under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, that has paid dividends.
So far McTominay’s featured in every Premier League game and recently won their Player of the Month award for September. With such high competition at Chelsea for midfield places, a similar challenge awaits Gilmour.
He wants Scotland glory, but for now, Gilmour will be looking to do what McTominay’s managed at Manchester United during his time at Stamford Bridge.