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'McTominay has been unbelievable, he could be Man Utd captain in the future'

  /  autty

Scott McTominay could be the "ideal choice" to captain Manchester United in the future, according to Sammy McIlroy, who has been impressed by the 22-year-old's rise to prominence.

McTominay has proved himself as a real leader on several occasions, with McIlroy of the opinion that he could end up captaining the side one day.

"McTominay has been absolutely unbelievable," the United legend told Love Sport Radio.

"When he first came in I was thinking maybe he could be a squad player, maybe we'd need him in certain games, but the boy has taken it by the scruff of the neck and been our best midfield player this season.

"He was magnificent against Spurs the other day. He battles, he works, he's a box to box midfielder and he's tough in the challenge. He's been superb.

"He could maybe be club captain in the future. I think [Harry] Maguire will be the next captain, but I think midfield players make good captains because they're involved with everything.

"McTominay is a Scottish international now, he's growing in confidence and maybe down the line he could be an ideal choice."