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Villa scout says SAF will advise United to sign McGinn

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Aston Villa scout Bobby Jenks, says it is only a matter of time before Sir Alex Ferguson advises Manchester United to sign John McGinn.

There was the talk of United putting feelers out about McGinn’s availability this summer.

But it was never anything more after a 50 million price tag was placed on a player who at the time had never played a Premier League game.

McGinn has gone on to shine this season, playing all seven of Villa’s Premier League games, and even scoring three goals, from a central midfield position.

Jenks thinks it is only a matter of time before Sir Alex leans on the board at United to bring in his fellow Scott.

He understands that the retired managerial legend still keeps close tabs on young prodigious players emerging from his native Scotland.

Jenks is the man responsible for Villa finding and signing McGinn.

In an interview with The Athletic, he discusses McGinn’s potential and the impact Ferguson cold have on his future.

He thinks it is only a matter of time before the 24 year old Scotland international makes it to the very top of the football.

He said:

“He’s up there with the best-performing midfielders in the division.”

“Wait until he’s had a year at that level and then we can say more.”

He firmly beleive that Sir Alex is already well aware of the player.

He added:

“What I do know is that Sir Alex Ferguson is wondering why Manchester United let a talented Scottish boy slip through.”

“He’ll be keeping a close eye on him that’s for sure and if he continues the way he is, you can bet he’ll be telling his pals at United, too.”

The Aston Villa scout knew McGinn was special and could fulfill his potential.

He continued:

“He wanted to win and knew that he had to work hard to do so.”

“He was a typical Scottish boy with the heart of a lion. I noticed that from a young age.”

“He was a box-to-box player who could win the ball, fire it up to the striker and support him.”

“I felt he could add goals to his game and was dangerous around the edge of the box. He’s showing that now.”

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has readily admitted he seeks advice from his former boss and mentor.

McGinn has been more productive than any midfield player Manchester United have in the squad right now.

As things stand, maybe he should listen to the Gaffers suggestion. He could do a lot worse than an all Scottish midfield pairing of McTominay and McGinn.

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BARCELONA, SPAIN – APRIL 16: Sir Alex Ferguson speaks to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Manager of Manchester United on the pitch prior to the UEFA Champions League Quarter Final second leg match between FC Barcelona and Manchester United at Camp Nou on April 16, 2019 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)