Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has praised the influence of Scott McTominay, labelling the midfielder as ‘undroppable’ following his impressive performance in Manchester United’s 2-1 win over Tottenham on Wednesday night.
The Scotland international returned from injury and starred as Manchester United secured an impressive victory over Spurs at Old Trafford, Marcus Rashford scoring twice for the hosts to ruin Jose Mourinho’s first return to his former club.
The win lifted Solskjaer’s side up to sixth in the Premier League and the United boss was full of praise for the returning McTominay, who has established himself as a key figure in the club’s developing side this season.
“You can almost say he is undroppable at the moment,” Solskjaer said in his post-match presser.
“I wasn’t gonna try to push him through for this game. The physical presence he gives us, the leadership he gives us in midfield also releases Fred.
“I thought Fred was excellent today and maybe the one chance [Spurs] had he blocked. First class, they are a good partnership.”
Solskjaer admitted McTominay’s return was ahead of schedule, the 22-year-old having only just resumed training following an ankle injury suffered in the victory over Brighton last month.
“He trained yesterday and that was just a light session with the reserves, but he’s a tough boy,” Solskjaer admitted.
“There’s no chance he’s gonna say ‘no thanks’ if he felt okay, so it’s probably the first time I’ve really really pushed players that haven’t had the foundation but he’s so fit anyway.”
United will look to continue their momentum when they travel to face local rivals Manchester City in the Manchester derby on Saturday evening.