Cape Town - Scott
McTominay is looking to follow in the footsteps of Marcus Rashford and
Jesse Lingard by making the breakthrough at Manchester United.
The United youth product made his first-team debut as a substitute
against Arsenal in May and was part of Jose Mourinho's pre-season
touring party to the United States.
McTominay was given a run-out in three of their friendlies and scored
his first senior goal against Valerenga, although he has yet to make an
appearance for Mourinho's side in the new campaign.
The 20-year-old midfielder could be given his chance on Wednesday
when the Red Devils welcome Burton Albion to Old Trafford for an EFL Cup
third-round clash, and he's relishing the opportunity to impress his
"It's crazy when you think back all those years to when you're five
years old going to the development centre, and then going all the way
through the ranks," the youngster said.
"It honestly is a dream come true for me to be playing in the first team, and playing against teams like Real Madrid.
"But obviously you just want more and more of that and that is the
main thing for my career: to be playing in big games, in competitive
games and just do my best and hopefully see where it takes me."
McTominay has lauded Mourinho for continuing the club's famous
tradition of bringing the youth players into the senior team, and is
eager to learn all he can from the Portuguese coach.
"Things he does say stay between me and the manager but a lot of it is help and advice, really," the academy graduate added.
"It's all like when we go out on the pitch, what I can do better,
things that I can improve on and he is brilliant for that with young
"He's top - he's perfect for a manager and that's why he is manager of Man Utd. He's a really good guy."