Following Manchester United’s thrilling comeback win against Brentford, former Red Devils’ goalkeeper Peter Schmeichel has voiced his concerns regarding Erik ten Hag’s treatment of Scott McTominay.
The Scot’s late introduction, with just a few minutes of regular time left, saw the hosts overturn a 1-0 deficit as McTominay netted twice to secure a sensational victory.
Discussing the game with Premier League Productions, Schmeichel shared his confusion over McTominay’s utilisation, saying, “He’s got the ability to do that. I don’t understand what coaches are doing. Scott McTominay was up for sale all summer and I don’t understand that.”
Schmeichel further praised the player, adding, “He’s a fantastic player, you need utility players. You need players that can play different positions, that can come from the bench and change the course of the game and he’s definitely one of them.”
Despite being on the radar of several clubs over the summer, United decided to retain the services of the Scottish midfielder.
Nevertheless, the addition of Sofyan Amrabat on the transfer deadline day, in addition to the likes of Casemiro, Christian Eriksen, Mason Mount, and Bruno Fernandes, has intensified the battle for a starting berth in the team’s midfield.
As a consequence, McTominay has been limited to only two starting appearances in the Premier League this term, both before Amrabat’s complete integration into the team.