Download Dimitar Berbatov Names Manchester United Player Who Needs To Put In ‘Extra Effort’
Former Manchester United striker Dimitar Berbatov has told Scott McTominay he needs to put in ‘extra effort’ to force his way back into Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s first-choice XI.
The Scotland international was one of United’s best performers in the early stages of the season but was then ruled out for two months with a knee injury.
McTominay worked his way back into the team just before the campaign was suspended and was a squad player when the season eventually returned in June.
With Paul Pogba and Bruno Fernandes forming a stellar partnership and Nemanja Matic rejuvenated, McTominay faces a battle to return to the starting XI and Berbatov believes he needs to work harder to regain his place in the team.
“It’s interesting to see Ole [Gunnar Solskjaer] rely on this 11, and it shows these are the main guys, with some exceptional talent,” Berbatov told Betfair.
“Other players are getting chances, but there is a clear hierarchy now between starters and subs. This isn’t permanent and shouldn’t be. Take Scott McTominay, he is on the bench now, so he needs to work very hard to get into the starting 11.
“He needs to stay after training, show he’s willing to put in the extra effort. Ole will see and appreciate this. Scott can do it because he is a very talented boy.”