Scott McTominay and Andreas Pereira got rare game time for Manchester United against Liverpool, impressing Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer compared Scott McTominay to former Manchester United star Darren Fletcher following Sunday’s draw with Liverpool .
With Nemanja Matic injured, the Scotland international was preferred in the starting line-up to £50million summer signing Fred.
However, the 22-year-old took his chance and put in an impressive display at Old Trafford to repay Solskjaer’s faith.
McTominay’s performance saw his manager draw comparisons with his old team-mate Fletcher, who made almost 350 appearances for the Red Devils.
And he produced a performance hallmarked by pure spirit and determination, giving everything he could to thwart Liverpool’s momentum going forward.
Solskjaer made a point of comparing McTominay’s performance to fellow Scot Fletcher, who made himself known for indomitable displays in games.
Solskjaer said: “I learnt a lot about Scott McTominay, who I’ve been waiting to give a chance in a more attacking role, he can run into the box, is dangerous, he was a Darren Fletcher today for us.
“Absolutely fantastic, he’s not played since Reading, that’s six weeks ago, January 5.”
McTominay will be hoping he has done enough to keep his spot for Wednesday’s clash against Crystal Palace.
United could be without Juan Mata, Ander Herrera and Jesse Lingard, who were all forced off injured, while Marcus Rashford is also a doubt.
Solskjaer added: “We have lost a few with muscle injuries and hamstrings.
“We have some god kids coming through and I will have 11 players on the pitch against Crystal Palace on Wednesday.”