Manchester United legend Roy Keane says he is yet to be convinced whether Scott McTominay and Fred have the ability to be regular starters in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s midfield.
The Sky Sports pundit is willing to give McTominay more time to develop, but he feels Fred may not have what it takes to play for the Red Devils:
“I still have doubts going forward for United. I still think the two lads in midfield – McTominay and Fred – are probably short. I know McTominay is learning his trade but I don’t think Fred is up to it.”
Keane wasn’t exactly in one of his best moods last night after he lambasted both Harry Maguire and David De Gea for Spurs’s opening goal.
His criticism of McTominay is a surprise considering the Scot is consistently one of the team’s best performers, and even in Fred’s case, you have to say his assessment is rather harsh.
The Brazilian has turned his Old Trafford career around this season and although we should perhaps still expect more from a £52m signing, there have been a number of good signs over the last nine months.