Man Utd star Scott McTominay fires back at criticism from club legend Roy Keane
Manchester United midfielder Scott McTominay has hit back at club legend Roy Keane after it was suggested that the Red Devils will not win major trophies with him and Fred in midfield.
The Scotland international has responded to the comments, which he hadn’t previously been aware of, as he looks towards their Europa League final against Villarreal on Wednesday.
The 24-year-old has been a key player since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer took over as permanent boss, appearing in 32 of their 38 Premier League fixtures this season and 48 times in all competitions.
Despite large periods of good form, his display in their recent home defeat at the hands of Liverpool left Keane feeling rather negative about United’s chances of lifting major silverware in the near future.
“I just look at the performance of the two midfielders tonight, McTominay, he’s a good honest player,” Keane told Sky Sports following the recent loss.
“They’ve got Fred – as long as those two are playing in midfield for Manchester United, they will not be winning big trophies.”
McTominay asked on Sunday: “What did he say?”
Adding of the comments: “I didn’t see it, but it doesn’t matter. People talk. Everyone is entitled to an opinion and you have to respect that.
“But I’m not going to spit my dummy out and cry over something Roy Keane says.
“If that’s what he thinks, then that’s what he thinks.
“For me, it isn’t a drama. I’d be a fool if I went home worrying about what people think about me.”
Adding of support from Sir Alex Ferguson: “Just to hear a man like Sir Alex mention your name is a privilege, never mind when he’s saying nice things about you.
“But I can never think to myself, ‘I’ve got his approval, he thinks I’m a good player’.
“I can’t ever be satisfied, even if I’ve got Ole’s approval, because it’s always about driving myself further to become a better player.
“I don’t want to feel settled. If I do that then I won’t push myself to the limits that I’ve got. I know where I’m at. And I know that I have got a lot more left in the tank to push myself more.”