FORMER Celtic Target Scott McTominay showed exactly why he was signed up to a new deal by the suits at Old Trafford with his coming of age display against PSG on Wednesday night.
Celtic were heavily linked with a loan move for the player in the summer and in January but it never materialised with many fans believing he was no better than what Celtic had already.
On a night of high drama, interim boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer lead his team to a Champions League victory for the ages. United became the first club in the Champions League era to overturn a first-leg home 2-0 defeat to progress in the tournament.
VAR played its part on the night with a last gasp penalty given for a handball the video refs caught but the referee didn’t at the time. It looked harsh but United didn’t care.
McTominay’s display maybe gives you insight is to why Celtic wanted the player in the door.
Scott McTominay’s game by numbers vs. PSG:
100% final third passes completed
96.2% pass accuracy
5/5 tackles won
4 ball recoveries
Bossed it. 💪💪💪 pic.twitter.com/0hlGLPKfwY
— Statman Dave (@StatmanDave) March 6, 2019
As we say, there was a very vocal part of the Celtic support who didn’t want to see the Scot come in for whatever reason and it appears as if he could have more than held his own in the side.
We should never prejudge a player until we see him in the flesh – on this occasion it didn’t get to that point.