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.
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.
“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 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.