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Erik ten Hag has another undroppable star in Scott McTominay after Chelsea win

Manchester United returned to winning ways with a 2-1 Premier League victory over Chelsea at Old Trafford last night.

They were the dominant attacking side for most of the game, registering a stunning 28 attempts on goal with nine of those on target.

Bruno Fernandes squandered an early penalty but it did not prove costly with Scott McTominay scoring in either half for the Red Devils.

Prior to the match, there was some talk about McTominay being possibly dropped with Sofyan Amrabat partnering Kobbie Mainoo in midfield.

However, manager Erik ten Hag sprang up a surprise with McTominay and Amrabat lining up together and the decision proved worthwhile.

Amrabat had his best display in the United shirt. He controlled proceedings as the game went on, completing 92 percent of his passes with 11 ball recoveries.

McTominay was entrusted in a more advanced position as seen with Scotland and made the difference with two pivotal goals.

The Scot had five shots on target and should have had a hat-trick. He had a double effort straight at goalkeeper Robert Sanchez in the first half.

McTominay, who had a passing accuracy of 95 percent yesterday, has started the last seven Premier League games, completing 90 minutes in six of those.

He is currently enjoying his best-ever scoring season with five goals in his bag and the €25 million-rated star is now undroppable under Ten Hag.

It is quite clear that McTominay excels from an advanced midfield role and has the awareness of a striker, having played there during his academy days.

The manager should stick with the same experiment going forward. The Scot has the ability to make regular goal contributions for the club.

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