Former Hibs star thinks the Hibees and midfielder Scott Allan are a “match made in heaven” after he scored the winner against St. Mirren on Saturday.
As Paul Heckingbottom begins his first full season in charge, McManus predicts that he will “undoubtedly” build his attack around Allan and give him the responsibility to open teams up.
“Hibs and Scott Allan are a match made in heaven,” McManus told Football Scotland.
“He is the main man at Easter Road and seems to thrive on that responsibility to go and create chances and open up defences. Scott is the player that Paul Heckingbottom undoubtedly will build everything around offensively.”
Allan should be a massive player for Hibs and it’s clear they lacked someone of his quality in midfield at times last season.
If Heckingbottom can get the same sort of performances like his last spell at Easter Road then there’s little doubt that he should be handed the responsibility of cutting teams open.
The loss of Martin Boyle to injury will also increase the pressure on Allan to deliver but it’s hard to see anything other than the midfielder stepping up and impressing.