Looks Like Scott McTominay Spent His Summer Vacation At The Gym, His Transformation Is Crazy

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The 25-year-old Scotland international, who made 45 appearances in all competitions for club and country last season, has undergone an impressive transformation over the years.

In early 2015, an 18-year-old McTominay was just 5ft 6in tall.

In fact, United’s youth team coaches had doubts about the teenager’s ability to reach the top level.

Luckily, the talented midfielder was kept on his books and at the end of 2015 McTominay had quite a miraculous growth spurt.

“It’s just more that my body wasn’t ready at all,” he said.

“Warren and Paul McGuinness were really good to me at the time, feeding me and getting me in and out of practices while not giving me as much playing time.

“I’m at the height I am now and I want to continue this season and get as much playing time as possible. I always knew I was going to be big enough but maybe not that big.

“I think when I was 13 or 14, if I was at another club that wasn’t as patient with me as I was younger and wasn’t playing games, I think they would have could have thought, “We’ll just get rid of him”.

“I couldn’t fault United when I was growing up and the way they treated me. The way it turned out was obviously very good.”

And the rest is, well, history. The Scot has become a key member of United’s squad in recent seasons alongside Fred and Paul Pogba in midfield.

McTominay will certainly be hoping to be part of Erik ten Hag’s plans in the coming months and well, it looks like he’s been working ahead of their pre-season tour of Bangkok, Thailand and Australia this summer.

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Image credit: scottmctominay/Instagram
Image credit: scottmctominay/Instagram

McTominay will be the first to admit he didn’t have the best of seasons last year, but former Manchester United striker Teddy Sheringham believes the midfielder has all the ingredients to become a key player at Old Trafford in the coming months.

In fact, Sheringham tipped the academy product to captain because of his leadership qualities.

“I love McTominay,” he told Lord Ping. “He understands the club and can help other players. He has the right mentality and commitment.

“Is he a player good enough to be an inspirational leader at a club like a Terry or an Adams, players who allow everyone to understand the culture, the norms and lead by example while being footballers of world class ?

“You need a leader on the pitch – someone who can do the manager’s bidding when the whistle blows and grab a game by the scruff of the neck.

“McTominay might not be the ideal choice for the flair and that Manchester United swagger, but he understands and he’s got a bit of a drive about him. He would be the only player I would choose from the current crop.”

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