Diego Simeone hails two ‘incredible’ Manchester United players ahead of clash

Diego Simeone hails two 'incredible' Manchester United players ahead of clash

Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone has hailed Scott McTominay and Paul Pogba ahead of tonight’s clash against Manchester United in the Champions League.

Pogba has been touted by many managers, pundits and team-mates as a world-class midfielder, with them claiming he is one the rarest complete midfielders in the world.

Simeone’s praises on Scott McTominay would definitely raise eyebrows, given the widespread criticism he and his famous double pivot partner, Fred, have endured.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Jose Mourinho, Ralf Rangnick and now, Diego Simeone have spoken highly of the Scotland international, but some fans are still struggling to come to terms with the 24-year-old.

McTominay is one of Rangnick’s undroppable players at United, and was part of the squads that won Brighton and Hove Albion and Leeds United on Tuesday and Sunday respectively in the Premier League.

The Manchester United academy graduate is expected to retain his starting role in a midfield that could consist of Paul Pogba and Bruno Fernandes when The Red Devils locked horns with Atletico in Spain tonight.

Diego Simeone hails Paul Pogba and Scott McTominay ahead of tonight's clash between Atletico Madrid vs Manchester United
Diego Simeone hails Paul Pogba and Scott McTominay ahead of tonight’s clash between Atletico Madrid vs Manchester United

Speaking ahead of the clash, the Atleti boss spoke highly of Pogba and McTominay, claiming both midfielders are the two of the best midfielders in the world with great balance.

“They [Manchester United] have an incredible midfield,” said Simeone ahead of the Champions League round of 16 first leg at Estadio Wanda Metropolitano.

“I am incredibly impressed with the work rate.

“Pogba and McTominay are two of the best midfielders in the world with a great balance.”