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19-06-2020 | 19:01 Football
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Scott McTominay gives verdict on competition for places in Manchester United midfield

Scott McTominay has admitted the possible competition for places in midfield amid Paul Pogba's return to the game.

Red Devils boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has already revealed only Phil Jones and Axel Tuanzebe have injury problems ahead of the upcoming Premier League match against Tottenham. Bruno Fernandes is almost guaranteed to be included in the starting XI. Meanwhile, Pogba is also possible to feature for the game, which means McTominay, Fred and Nemanja Matic will be in a battle for the two remaining midfield positions.

And McTominay believes it may have a positive effect on the squad, forcing the team members to be hungry for minutes.

He told MUTV: "I'm ready. No shadow of a doubt.

I have not felt it myself in terms of my injury. To be fair, I've completely forgotten about it. [I didn't think about it] whenever we'd finished against City and LASK as well. It's firmly put behind me. I can't even remember what it felt like to be injured at that moment of time. Looking back, it was a long time [out] but now, for me, the competition is good. That is what we want. Everyone in the team will have to be fighting and, if you're not fighting, you'll get left behind. It's part and parcel of it. The manager's job is to pick a team he feels is best and I am sure he will do. There are a lot of different scenarios and players he can choose from. Obviously, this is a beautiful decision as a manager as he's got players fighting fit, every single day in training, every single one of the players, from the competition at full-back to midfield to the strikers. So it's important. The squad we've got is a big one and everybody does need to be ready."
Source: MEN

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