Scotland were given a boost as Manchester United brought Scott McTominay back into the fold away to Chelsea this weekend.
The midfielder has been a key player for club and country this season. He has scored seven goals for Manchester United this term but couldn’t add to his total in the 0-0 draw in London, where VAR controversy dominated the talking points again.
For McTominay, he made it through 90 minutes which will please Steve Clarke ahead of the World Cup qualifiers next month. The midfielder was substituted after 60 minutes in the first leg of Manchester United’s Europa League tie with Real Sociedad last week.
He then missed the next two matches but returned to the XI away to Chelsea. McTominay has also missed matches through a stomach bug this month but now appears to be back to full health.
Fans of Manchester United have rated McTominay’s display against the Blues. The midfielder will be key to Steve Clarke’s plans in World Cup qualifying, where matches against Austria, Israel and Faroe Island will start the campaign.
— TheDönRyan (@lil_ichiban14) February 28, 2021
— Realquest77 (@realquest77) February 28, 2021
FT thoughts as #mufc draw 0-0 with Chelsea:
– Little quality throughout
– Both sides content with point
– Fernandes, Rashford quiet
– James probably United's best attacker
– McTominay looked half-fit
– Fred decent after picking up a booking
– Second is as good as it'll get. pic.twitter.com/3EalEQFogu
— OldTraffordFaithful (@OTFaithful) February 28, 2021
Draw fair result imo. Didn’t think it was a pen. Thought Maguire was excellent but nobody will agree because he cost 80m and has a big forehead. Fred and James also played well. McTominay a bit off pace but expected after injury. #CHEMUN
— Dean Goddard (@drobgod) February 28, 2021
McTominay, Shaw and Dan James are the only people who have played well today
— Alex (@AlexRS1028) February 28, 2021
DM- Matic played well in a 3 with Pogba and Bruno end of last season & Mctominay is getting better. Could make do for a season if we can’t get nobody better.
RW-start Greenwood there and have a few options if we can’t get anyone else due to availability/funds.
— Paul Hume (@paul2412) February 26, 2021
Row Z Fred has got a great engine like Mctominay and both will run all day long but where’s the guile the flair to unlock sides play the right pass ? 🇾🇪
— Anthony Trafford (@TraffordAnthony) February 28, 2021
Player ratings vs Chelsea
De Gea – 7
AWB – 8
Lindelof – 7
Maguire – 7
Shaw – 6
Fred – 8
Mctominay – 7
Bruno – 6
Rashford – 5
Greenwood – 7
James – 8
Not the worst result but would’ve loved a win, nice to see people going crazy even thought we were great today just didn’t score
— Daf Utd (@Daf_Utd) February 28, 2021
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