Manchester United’s Scott McTominay has revealed his personal targets for the next season, aiming for more minutes under Jose Mourinho.
The Portuguese manager would be in his third season in charge of the club and will certainly be targeting the Premier League trophy.
McTominay has been trusted by Mourinho more often than many predicted he would be this season and it’s a credit to him he’s managed to repay the faith.
The academy product has made the most of the absences of fellow midfielders Paul Pogba, Marouane Fellaini, Ander Herrera and Michael Carrick as Nemanja Matic was the only one who remained fully fit and available.
The Scotsman had his critics at the start of his career at United but he’s slowly starting to dismiss them and he’s aiming for more next season.
According to the club’s official website, Scott said: “I’m delighted with how things have played out, but I always want more. There’s always room for improvement and that’s the main aim for me going into next season.
“Taking the small details and attempting to improve them. Throughout every season, from Under-16s to Under-18s, Under-23s up to the first team, you always have your goals and ambitions and sometimes, some years, you exceed that and some years you don’t.
“For me, it’s all about keeping a level head and always doing things the best way that I possibly can. So, obviously, it’s been an amazing year for me, I know that, but I’ve played 20 games or something like that and obviously next season you want 25 or 30 or 35 games and it’s important to keep pushing forward and that’s what every young player should be aspiring to do. Keep working hard and to do the best you can.”
The truth is the Red Devils need more than just a ball winner in midfield as there’s a void in terms of the playmaking department.
Matic and Carrick play the defensive midfield role while Herrera and Fellaini mostly act as ball winners though Pogba is perhaps the only out and out playmaker.
Scott McTominay isn’t necessarily a natural but he could learn to adapt though he may find that he could potentially lose his spot to a more creative player next season.