Manchester United youngster Scott McTominay has revealed that the advice of his manager Jose Mourinho has been one of the reasons for his success this season.
The 21-year-old has gone from being a relative unknown at the start of this campaign to being a regular member of the Old Trafford club’s first-team squad.
McTominay has featured 20 times in all competitions for Jose Mourinho’ side this season, and has put in some impressive displays in the centre of midfield.
The recently capped Scotland international has revealed that his Portuguese manager has been key to his breakthrough, and even admitted that he is already trying to use his own experience to help other talented youngsters at Old Trafford.
“Jose Mourinho has been absolutely incredible to me this year,” McTominay told ManUtd.com.
“He’s helped me so much in terms of what I can do, from being more humble, to being better on the training pitch and just being a better person in general.”
“When I first came into the group he said ‘the players have to like you’ and it’s one of the most important things going into a new dressing room, that you are a likeable person and you get on with everybody. That has stood me in good stead.
“It’s important to be liked and on the pitch. It’s the manager having the faith to play me that’s been incredible and I can’t thank him enough.
“To be selected to go on the [pre-season] tour was a really good achievement for me. There were some really good games that I got involved with.
“I came on against Real Madrid and obviously as a young kid to play against Real Madrid was incredible.
“Throughout the year I have been giving some experience to the younger players such as Angel [Gomes]. You have to help them and tell them what people like and possibly what they won’t like. You have to pass your knowledge on, just like Michael Carrick has done for me.”