Scott McTominay has been advised to push on – not relaxation on his laurels – by Dimitar Berbatov after securing a brand new deal.
The Scotsman has established himself in Manchester United’s midfield over the previous 12 months.
And the previous Red Devil believes he has all of the qualities to eventual put on the armband at Old Trafford having come by means of the membership’s academy.
The 23-year-old has made 28 appearances this time period and United’s choice to resume his deal exhibits an enormous sense of belief in response to Berbatov.
He advised Betfair: “I think it is a perfect time to for Manchester United to extend Scott McTominay’s contract. I think he is developing in the right way, playing regularly and I hope they give him more time.
“It certainly shows that the club have faith in him as a player and the club are making a statement that they are going to depend on him in the future. He’s still young and in his early 20s, so for him to see that the club are trusting him and rewarding him with a contract extension is a great day for him to celebrate.
“He now must put these celebrations apart and show why the membership have given him a contract extension, he must be even higher than earlier than, and he must put much more effort into his recreation in order that he can present that he is usually a common starter.
“He definitely deserves a new contract, he has a great confidence in the way he moves around the pitch and the way he looks for the ball. He is at the stage where he is now comfortable in his position and the way he plays football.
“In the start he wanted some recreation time to get used to all the pieces however now he’s absolutely built-in into the group at such an early age, which is nice as a result of he now has extra time to play, take pleasure in his soccer and make a reputation for himself as a participant.
“With his physique and the way he plays football, he looks like a future captain and leader of Manchester United to me. Now, the most important thing isn’t to relax because he has a new deal, it is the opposite, he needs to play and work even harder.
“He is in the proper place to develop, he’s surrounded by nice gamers and the coach believes in him. How good he seems to be solely relies on him and the way bold he’s to be among the best.”