Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is considering moving midfielder Scott McTominay further forward to take advantage of his goalscoring ability.
The Scotland international scored the only goal of last night’s FA Cup win over West Ham. That was his third goal in three games, and his seventh of the season.
Now Solskjaer is thinking over playing McTominay further up the pitch on a regular basis. That is on the back of the success that he has had in that position this season.
“A clinical striker”
“Scott’s a clinical striker of the ball. He used to play as a striker. We know that, and he finishes with authority” he said.
“Like, ‘bang’, finish. No messing about. No safety. That’s something we’ve got to learn from. For a defensive midfielder, we’ll have to unleash him and release him forward because he’s a goal threat in the box, and he’s got a good strike on him” the Manchester United boss concluded.
McTominay must be hoping to reach double figures in goals before the end of the season. Should he be played further forward, then the chances of the player scoring 10 or more goals this season would greatly increase.
Scotland boss will be intrigued
One man who could be intrigued by Solskjaer’s comments in Scotland manager Steve Clarke. The Scotland boss has played McTominay in his defensive midfield role.
However, should he keep performing well in an advanced position then the Scotland boss may well have to consider playing McTominay in a more advanced role.
Manchester United are next in action against West Brom on Sunday. It will be interesting to see where McTominay plays in the game. His new attacking role might begin in that match.