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Mourinho heaps praise on Manchester United youngster

Jose Mourinho has heaped praise on Manchester United youngster, Scott McTominay following his performance against Huddersfield Town on Saturday.

The English born midfielder has seemingly convinced the Manchester United boss that he has what it takes, despite all of the claims that the Portuguese doesn’t play kids and will ruin the clubs rich heritage of developing youth.

Following the debacle defeat against Tottenham on Wednesday, Mournho made four changes to his side, with the biggest surprise being the incluson of McTominay in midfield at the expense of £89m man Paul Pogba.

Pogba was withdrawn during the second half of that game against Spurs after what looked like heated discussion on the touchline and was excluded from the starting lineup as the Portuguese flexed his muscles in an apparent show of strength.

21-year-old McTominay slotted into the Manchester United midfield with ease alongside Nemanja Matic, and speaking after the game, Mourinho could speak highly enough of the youngster:

“I think he’s fantastic. He doesn’t play like a young boy playing. He’s very mature. I think he’s an amazing player.

“It’s beautiful that a player arrives at United 9-10 years old & plays in the first team. I couldn’t be happier with his performance.”

United won the game 2-0 to cut Manchester City’s lead down to 13 points at the top of the table, with Romelu Lukaku and Alexis Sanchez scoring the goals for the Red Devils.