BRYAN ROBSON believes that midfielder Scott McTominay should be used in a more attacking position by Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

And the Red Devils legend, 64, even reckons that the Scot can 'score 10 to 15 goals a season' in a box-to-box role.


United have struggled to get the balance of their midfield right this season, with goals from Cristiano Ronaldo papering over cracks in certain matches.

Robson believes that Solskjaer needs to avoid classifying all of his midfielders as purely attacking or defensive – with McTominay in particular able to do both.

He told the BBC: "The coaches either want an attacking midfielder or a sitting midfielder but I still think there are people out there who can do box to box.

"They’ve just got to work a little bit harder and get their finishing right. I think we have one at this club in Scott McTominay, I don’t think he just has to be a sitting midfield player and just class as a defensive player.

"He’s scored seven goals last year and I think where maybe Scott can improve as a player is trying to get between 10 and 15 goals every season.

"If you’re a midfield player and stay away from injury then you can achieve that. I think Scott’s got that in his locker."

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McTominay, 24, is yet to get off the mark for United this season.

But the homegrown star did show off his attacking potential at times last season, particularly in his side's 6-2 demolition of Leeds last December.

He scored two brilliant goals within the opening three minutes, before assisting another for Daniel James later in the match.

McTominay has also illustrated his versatility for his country, often being deployed at centre-back by Tartan Army boss Steve Clarke.

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