Ah, the good ol’ Manchester United. The once undisputed kings of European football, now struggling to keep u with mid table teams. Five managers in six years, picking up promising youths, but still no major silverware since Sir Alex’s departure in 2013. What could be the reason behind the Red Devil’s lackluster performance? What can bring the their long prowess back? Scott McTominay!
Yes, Scott McTominay. As in a report submitted by freelance football analyst Statman Dave, the Scottish international midfielder’s much needed presence on field is the key behind United’s success. Why, you ask?
According to Dave’s calculations, Solskjær’s side have conceded an average of 2.3 goals per game of the current season when McTominay was benched. However, the average drops to a substantial 0.8 in the matches he was present.
Check out Dave’s post on Instagram:
Does this mean McTominay is the answer Ole seeks? The 22 year old mas made 12 appearances in the 2019-20 season yet, and this may just be the path for him to be a regular starter for the Devils.
A youth academy product, Scott McTominay joined the senior team in 2017, and has made 43 appearances for the club. In addition to Dave’s stats, the Scotsman is behind 1/5th of all of United’s goals this season, according to Transfermarkt data.