Birthday boy Scott McTominay backed for United captaincy
Such is the bold belief of the former coach Charlie Jackson
''What stood out was his deft touch, and to see a five-year-old doing what he was doing, with the ball stuck to his feet and an incredible intuition on the pitch, it was amazing,'' reveals Jackson. ''Even then, Scott had the heart of a lion and a tenacious attitude, overcoming the physically stronger boys, some twice his size.
''Scott also had an incredible mental fortitude and you could see that at six or seven that he was going to be a winner. He's getting talked about as a Manchester United captain and there’s no reason why not because he has those special leadership qualities that so few have.
''Also, he is a very grounded person, and with one of the finest coaches in the world guiding him then I’m sure he will succeed and flourish in a massive career that will see him win many trophies.
''I think what is happening with Lingard and Rashford is now happening with Scott… because he is not going to leave the club any more. To follow a certain pathway is important. I am doing it with McTominay. Mr Van Gaal had the start of Rashford, I am having it with Scott McTominay and, next year, there should be another.''
Do you see it happen one day? Also, don't forget to wish Scott a happy birthday - he turns 20 today!