Scott McTominay has hit a hot streak of form – and now Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has set the Scotland star a big target.
The midfielder, who plays centre-back for Steve Clarke, has scored seven goals for Manchester United this term. McTominay has scored three goals in as many games, the latest a 1-0 winner in the FA Cup against West Ham.
Solskjaer is aware McTominay started his Manchester United youth career as a striker and that the battler should use those qualities to hit double figures: “To add goals from midfield is vital, last season our three forwards were brilliant and scored goals, 60 odd, and Bruno came in and scored goals, but we needed more goals from midfield.
Scott has the ability to go box-to-box, he used to be a striker, for us to move up the league and to be successful in the cups we need our forwards to keep on firing and I wouldn’t mind some midfielders adding a few.
“If Scott can get to double figures that would be a very good season for a so-called defensive midfielder. We’re still in competitions, we’re in the quarters of the FA Cup, still in Europe and second in the league at the moment.
“It looks like we’ve improved but going into the deciding period of the season it’s now that we have to kick on and keep our consistency, get the quality higher, eradicate some of the mistakes and be more clinical in front of goal.”
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