Mourinho singles out one Man United player for praise

Date published: Wednesday 25th October 2017 11:40

Jose Mourinho was particularly impressed with the performance of Manchester United youngster Scott McTominay against Swansea.

McTominay was handed only the second start of his United career on Tuesday in the 2-0 Carabao Cup victory over fellow Premier League side Swansea.

The 20-year-old impressed at the heart of the midfield alongside Ander Herrera, and caught his manager’s eye.

Axel Tuanzebe, 19, also started as Mourinho sought to give his younger players a run out.

“I think they did both well,” Mourinho told Sky Sports. “I would say Scott probably very well because he was really comfortable and strong in midfield.

“Axel I think started a little bit shaky, but then he got stability and he had also a good performance.

“They [Swansea] have a good squad with lots of options, as I was saying before there is no big difference the players, but we were really comfortable, the attitude was very good.

“Romero and Smalling gave us big stability, I am really happy, it was quite comfortable, no injuries, so good day for us.

“Since the first minute we felt we were in the game, we had immediately a couple of corners, we were pressing high, the attitude was good and we were comfortable on the pitch.”

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