Steve Bruce has said that Aston Villa midfielder and Scotland international John McGinn has the potential to play for Manchester United.

A former Red Devil himself, Bruce brought McGinn to English football last season. The midfielder’s gone on to become a vital component in Aston Villa’s engine room.

Thriving down south. (Photo by Nathan Stirk/Getty Images)

Speaking to the Scottish Daily Mail (page 91, 22/11/19), Newcastle manager Bruce has claimed that a role at Manchester United is something McGinn could handle.

“We al­ways knew he was go­ing to be a very good player, but we didn’t think he was go­ing to go on and, if I’m bru­tally hon­est, be what he is now,” said Bruce.

“From what he has done in 12 months, he is at that level (Manch­ester United). He can only im­prove as well.

Room for improvement. (Photo by Neville Williams/Aston Villa FC via Getty Images)

“He has to be one of my best-ever sign­ings be­cause he has a de­ter­mi­na­tion to do well. I wish I could find a few more like him, that’s for sure.”

McGinn has been linked to Old Trafford

Bruce’s claims come in the wake of fresh speculation around McGinn. A recent report said that the midfielder was one of many United targets (ESPN).

That hasn’t been the only time reported interest has cropped up regarding McGinn and the Manchester club. He was linked with a huge £50 million move during the summer window (The Sun).

McGinn’s been linked with big moves before. (Photo by Neville Williams/Aston Villa FC via Getty Images)

McGinn has been excellent this term, playing 12 Premier League games and scoring three times. His Scotland form though has been particularly brilliant, scoring six times in his last three games in a more advanced midfielder role.

His former boss Bruce is certainly tipping him for a big future.

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