Sky Sports pundit and former Scotland international Charlie Nicholas has slated current Scots and Manchester United midfielder Scott McTominay.

Overall the battler hasn’t had a bad season, impressing in a Red Devils side that has started the campaign in pretty poor fashion.

McTominay has featured heavily this term. (Photo by Tom Purslow/Manchester United via Getty Images)

That’s not good enough for Nicholas though, who claims the Scotland international can’t string a pass together.

He said on Sky Sports: “I can never remember Manchester United, even when I have seen them on the back foot and having poor times, seeing them knock 50-60 yards to get five or six seconds breathing space.

“Their midfield cannot keep the ball. Scott McTominay and Fred are grafting but they cannot pass the ball.”

Nicholas criticism of McTominay is odd

McTominay does the dirty side of the game, putting tackles and running the hard yards for his team. Sure his passing may not be the biggest plus in his game but it’s certainly not bad.

He does the dirty work. (Photo by Tom Purslow/Manchester United via Getty Images)

Nicholas may think he can’t pass, but it’s actually quite the contrary. McTominay is third on the list of Manchester United players with the most Premier League passes.

The pundit’s criticism is bizarre when you consider the praise he’s received so far this term. Scotland captain Andy Robertson has praised McTominay after his fine start (Liverpool FC, as quoted by Manchester United).

United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has also hailed him this term (Metro). Whilst he isn’t impressing the Sky Sports man, McTominay is certainly impressing his peers.

McTominay shouldn’t listen to former Scotland international Nicholas. (Photo by Paul Harding – UEFA/UEFA via Getty Images)

That is all that should matter to him as he continues to perform at Old Trafford and for Scotland.

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