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Man United Determined To End Season On High, Says McTominay

Manchester United midfielder Scott McTominay (39) through the Premier League match between Norwich City and Manchester United at Carrow Road, Norwich, England on 27 October 2019. AFP

 

Scott McTominay says Manchester United are “fully focused” on ending their troubled season on a excessive observe, with silverware nonetheless on supply within the FA Cup and Europa League as he nears a return from damage.

United have discovered it laborious to ascertain any momentum in a difficult marketing campaign that has threatened to spiral into disarray at occasions.

They are six factors adrift of the Premier League’s high 4 however may nonetheless qualify for the Champions League by way of one other route in the event that they win the Europa League.

United face Club Brugge within the final 32 later this month, whereas their subsequent FA Cup task is a fifth-round tie at second-tier Derby.

Despite distracting hypothesis about Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s future as supervisor, mixed with fan protests in opposition to United’s house owners the Glazer household and the membership’s govt vice-chairman Ed Woodward, McTominay is adamant there’s nonetheless a chance of a cheerful ending for everybody at Old Trafford.

“It would be nice to come back and have a massive push with the rest of the boys to get into some finals, get some trophies under our belts and really set the bar for next season, set a bar that we don’t step underneath,” McTominay advised United’s web site.

“All of the boys are fully focused on doing that and hopefully we can do it as well.”

McTominay’s performances have been one of many few vibrant spots for United this season, however the 23-year-old Scotland midfielder has been sidelined with a knee damage since late December.

He might be out till early March however has stepped up his restoration throughout United’s warm-weather coaching camp in Spain.

“It has been going well,” he mentioned. “Obviously, it is never nice watching football matches when you have been playing. You want to be involved and you want to be helping the team as well.”

When he lastly will get again on the pitch, McTominay will discover United’s new signing Bruno Fernandes including his artistic skills to the midfield, a great foil for the industrious Scot.

“In the brief moments that I have seen him in training, he has looked really good,” McTominay mentioned of the previous Sporting Lisbon playmaker.

“He has looked like every type of player that the manager wants as well, so hopefully that can come to us on the pitch and he can show us what he can do. I can’t wait to play alongside him.”

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