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Man United coaches working with 24-year-old star to help develop him for a new role

Manchester United's coaches are attempting to persuade Scott McTominay to take on a more defensive position. 

Manchester United coaches Michael Carrick and Kieran McKenna are reportedly working with Scott McTominay on a more defensive role at the club, according to The Athletic (h/t The Metro). 

The Red Devils are currently two points behind league leaders Chelsea, but have already conceded twice as many goals (6). Although allowing goals was a problem last season, the club had hoped that Raphael Varane's arrival would solve the problem.

Despite the arrival of the Frenchman and David de Gea's heroics in goal on occasion, the problem has continued. Scott McTominay and Fred have been the club's two central midfielders for the majority of their time together, but that is about to change.

According to The Athletic (h/t Metro), Scott McTominay is currently working with Michael Carrick and Kieran McKenna on playing a defensive midfield role. 


The Scotsman began his career with the club as an attacking midfielder before being converted to a box-to-box player. Solskjaer, on the other hand, wants to modify the formation. According to reports, the Norwegian wants to switch from his current 4-2-3-1 configuration to a 4-3-3 shape. 


This, too, will be an aggressive change, as he reportedly wants Paul Pogba and Bruno Fernandes to play on either side of McTominay, the defensive midfielder.

As a result, the 24-year-positioning old's and passing range are being improved, both of which are important characteristics for any effective deep-lying midfielder. The Old Trafford club's desire to recruit Declan Rice, as well as recent ties to Kalvin Phillips, is logical, given this is a position they need to fill. 


While the finer points are ironed out, it will be intriguing to observe how Solskjaer lines up against Leicester City after the international break.

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