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‘It suits him’: Jamie Redknapp says £60k-per-week United player looks great in new role

Scott McTominay once again showcased his prowess in an attacking role for Manchester United, as he continued to excel in this position.

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Erik ten Hag’s decision to place his trust in McTominay was influenced by the player’s heroics in the previous match against Brentford.

In the game against Sheffield United, McTominay fully justified the faith placed in him with a goal in the first half, setting the stage for the proceedings.

Despite a subsequent penalty incident, it was McTominay’s goal that stole the spotlight, emphasizing his suitability for the attacking role he has been assigned.

Impressed by McTominay’s adaptability in this new position, Sky Sports pundit Jamie Redknapp couldn’t help but praise the Scottish midfielder’s positional change.

McTominay’s attacking displays for his national team had evidently inspired Erik ten Hag to deploy him in a similar role, and his three goals in just two games in this position validated the Dutchman’s decision.

Redknapp concurred, stating, “He’s playing in a more forward position, I think it suits him, he’s getting in and around the goal.”

While the overall team performance against Sheffield was lacking, the strategic shift was the right move. Sofyan Amrabat’s excellent performance in dictating play and covering the midfield was notable.

Additionally, the attacking duo of Bruno Fernandes and McTominay showcased their moments of brilliance, albeit with a tendency to prioritize these moments over possession retention.

McTominay appears to have the potential to thrive in this position over the long term, but it might require a change in the midfield setup, with a player like Mason Mount replacing Bruno Fernandes, although this scenario seems unlikely to occur.

This presents a conundrum for Ten Hag, who will need to find a suitable solution to accommodate this impressive array of talents.

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