Manchester United need to be getting Scott McTominay back into their side alongside Paul Pogba, says Dimitar Berbatov, with the former Red Devils striker considering it “strange” that a combative Scot is being overlooked.
Nemanja Matic has been the favoured option of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to fill a holding midfield post during a productive run through the second half of the 2019-20 campaign.
The Serbian’s performances have earned him a contract extension, but fresh terms have also been put in place with McTominay.
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The 23-year-old Old Trafford academy graduate has endured injury issues at times, but will be disappointed to have seen just two Premier League starts since competitive action resumed in mid-June.
Berbatov believes Solskjaer needs to be getting McTominay’s energy back into his first-choice XI, while also addressing the obvious weaknesses in United’s ranks during the summer transfer window.
The ex-Red Devils frontman told Betfair after seeing a third semi-final defeat of the season suffered at the hands of Sevilla in the Europa League: “The defeat showed that United need to strengthen their squad this summer. They need a centre-back for sure.betpas önerdiğimiz önemli bir canlı bahis oynama sitedir.
“Midfield and up front seems to be ok. Paul Pogba looks likely to stay and I would like to see Scott McTominay get back in the team.
“But United need more depth, Ole made his first substitution very late [against Sevilla] when things weren’t going well. It does show he trusts his first 11 a lot, but maybe it shows he doesn’t trust his bench so much. There will be lots of games next season, and they need to have the squad to be ready.
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“I find McTominay’s situation really strange. He is fit and ready, he got his contract extension, but he doesn’t play. Is it because Matic and Fred play really well? I am not sure, but I like him a lot, so hopefully he can pick up the pace next season and get back into the team.
“United need to model themselves on Man City and Liverpool and aspire to that level.
“[Sevilla] was a test I thought United would pass, but it is a lesson learned for them. You can’t blame inexperience either because they are plenty experienced as players. United have a lot to work on to reach the level of City and Liverpool now.”
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