See How Ten Hag Created Another Marouane Fellaini In Chelsea Draw

Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag, somewhat bizarrely, used Scott McTominay as a striker in the closing stages of his side’s 1-1 draw with Chelsea. And that brings back memories of when the likes of Louis van Gaal and Jose Mourinho would do the same with Marouane Fellaini. The Belgium international often produced when it mattered, but is still unfairly regarded as a flop in the eyes of many…

Manchester United were the better team against Chelsea, having more of the ball and managing more shots throughout the contest at Stamford Bridge.

But they had to settle for just a point, with Casemiro powering home in the closing stages just seven minutes after Jorginho had converted a penalty for the home side.

McTominay gave away that spot-kick, with the Scotland international pulling the shirt of Armando Broja with three minutes of normal time left on the clock.

And it was interesting to see that, towards the end of the contest, the 25-year-old was used as a striker.

It isn’t a totally alien position to McTominay, who actually used to play as a No 9 during his time in the youth academy.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, his old boss, said in February 2021: “Scott used to be a striker and I think he finishes with authority.

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