Ralf Rangnick says ‘amazing’ star would be Manchester United captain in coming years

Ralf Rangnick predicts 'amazing' star would be Manchester United captain coming years

Manchester United interim manager Ralf Rangnick has claimed that Scott McTominay would be the club’s captain in a couple of years to come.

Man United dumped Aston Villa out of the FA Cup following a sceptical performance from the Red Devils.

United started the game on the front foot and got an early lead, thanks to a beautiful header from Scott McTominay.

In the second half, Manchester United’s defensive resilience won them the game and the German boss heaped praise on the Scot, though admitted the midfield lost control of the game.

Rangnick told MUTV: “Scott [McTominay]. A beautiful goal, but on the other hand we were still struggling to get control in the midfield.

“Against their (Aston Villa) flexible midfield, at times it was difficult with their 10s behind our 6s, ahead of our central defenders. It’s not easy to defend that. It’s pretty challenging. After we changed to a diamond it got better.”

Ralf Rangnick backs Scott McTominay to become Manchester United captain in years to come
Ralf Rangnick backs Scott McTominay to become Manchester United captain in years to come

It was a commanding display from Scott McTominay. He posed as a threat from the midfield and made some blocks in his own half and won some challenges in the midfield, though sometimes gave away sloppy passes.

Speaking to BBC about the Scotland international, Ralf Rangnick added: “He [Scott McTominay] is an academy boy, his energy is amazing.

“He now also starts scoring goals and also with some leadership skills.

“I wouldn’t be surprised if in a couple of years he would be the captain of this team.”

Scott McTominay had captained Manchester United in the past and scored the only goal to help United beat Watford in the FA Cup last season.