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Scott McTominay eager to replace Herrera

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With Ander Herrera now at PSG, Scott McTominay believes that he can fill the void left by the departure of the Spain international.

The departure of Ander Herrera to PSG means that United now have to rely on Scott McTominay for next season. At present, the club hasn’t been able to find any replacement in the market.

However, Scott McTominay is confident that he can slot in for the departed Spaniard and fill a void that is necessary to be filled.

The young midfielder made 22 appearances for Manchester United next season and showcased his true potential on a consistent basis. Now considered an integral part of the club’s plans going forward, McTominay has a lot of belief in himself and says that he wants to be either a regular No.6 or No. 8.

“That was my goal two years ago and last year,” McTominay said according to talkSPORT.

“That’s always been my goal. It’s my ambition to be a regular No.6, No.8, a box to box player – that’s my main ambition. It’s important that I really go for that now.

“Obviously there is an opportunity there and you’ve got to take it with both hands. Last year I had some decent performances and it’s important that I carry on from that.

“We’re in the Europa League this year and it’s important that I continue.”

And while United are still keeping tabs on Sean Longstaff, McTominay is going to back himself.

He added: “Regardless of what other signings come in or who plays where, you have to back yourself to be a Man United player. That’s one thing that I’ve done over the last two years, I’ve always backed myself.

“I’ve tried to train hard and I’ve always wanted to do extra things to try and give me that one per cent difference. When it comes to crucial times in big games like Barcelona or PSG in the Champions League, it’s important that you’re ready for them.”