Looks like Scott McTominay spent his summer break at the gym, his transformation is insane

Looks like Scott McTominay spent his summer break at the gym, his transformation is insane

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

As of early 2015, the 18-year-old McTominay was just 5 feet 6 inches tall. Indeed, United’s youth team coaches had their doubts as to whether the teenager would be capable of reaching the highest level.

Fortunately, the talented midfielder stayed on his books, and in late 2015, McTominay experienced some pretty miraculous growth.

“It’s more the fact that my body wasn’t prepared at all,” he said.

“Warren and Paul McGuinness were really good to me at the time, nurturing me and putting me in and out of training sessions without giving me as much playing time.

“I’m at the height that I am now and I want to go forward this season and get as much playing time as possible. I always knew I was going to be pretty tall, but maybe not that much.”

“I think when I was 13 or 14 years old, if I was at another club that wasn’t as patient with me because I was smaller and didn’t play, I think they might have thought: ‘We’ll get rid of him’.” .

“I can’t fault United as a kid and how they treated me. The way it worked out obviously has been really good.”

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

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

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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 has tipped the product of the academy to become captain because of his leadership qualities.

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

“Is he a good enough player to be an inspiring leader in a club like Terry or Adams, players who allow everyone else to understand the culture, the standards and lead by example, as well as being world-class footballers?

“You need a leader on the floor, someone who can follow the coach’s orders when the whistle blows and grab a game by the scruff.

“McTominay might not be the ideal fit for Manchester United’s style and arrogance, but he understands and has a bit of oomph about him. He would be the only player I would pick from the current generation.”

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