Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer agrees Scott McTominay has become a leader at the club.
McTominay’s form has been one of United’s major bright spots during a difficult first three months of the season, in which the Red Devils have won only three Premier League matches.
The 22-year-old midfielder produced another standout display in the 2-1 Carabao Cup success at Chelsea on Wednesday to help United to a third away win in succession, with Solskjaer’s side having shown signs of recovery since their 1-1 draw with Liverpool at Old Trafford.
When asked about the prospect of McTominay wearing the armband, Solskjaer told reporters on Friday: “He’s been excellent. Him and Fred, they’re working a good relationship, they have played well together.
“They did that last season: Paris Saint-Germain, Arsenal, there were quite a few games where they played together when we had some injuries. Now they’re working as a pair.
“But Scotty has been excellent. He’s a leader, he’s a Man United boy, he’s come through the ranks – you can see he’s been a striker with the goal he scored against Norwich [City], on the half-turn – but he’s developing into a very good midfielder.”