Manchester United midfielder Scott McTominay has revealed that they are fully focused on ending their troubled season on a high, with chances for silverware in the FA Cup and Europa League as he nears a return to full fitness.
The Red Devils have not been consistent in the Premier League this season. However, they are just 6 points off the Premier League’s top 4 places and could still qualify for the UEFA Champions League through a triumph in the Europa League.
They’ll face Club Brugge in the Round of 32 of the Europa League this month while their next FA Cup fixture is against Championship side Derby County.
Meanwhile, despite mounting distractions on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s future at Old Trafford, amid fan protests against the owners of the club and club vice-chairman Ed Woodward, McTominay remains adamant that there is still a chance of a happy ending for the team this term.
“It would be nice to come back and have a massive push with the rest of the boys to get into some finals, get some trophies under our belts and really set the bar for next season, set a bar that we don’t step underneath,” McTominay told United’s website.
“All of the boys are fully focused on doing that and hopefully we can do it as well.”
McTominay was one of the bright spots in the team before the injury that has sidelined him since late December. He’s scheduled to return in March and has stepped up his recovery during Man United’s warm-weather training camp in Spain.
“It has been going well,” he said. “Obviously, it is never nice watching football matches when you have been playing. You want to be involved and you want to be helping the team as well.”
Meanwhile, on his return, he will find a newly acquired Bruno Fernandez as one of the creative talents in the team. He added:
“In the brief moments that I have seen him in training, he has looked really good,”
“He has looked like every type of player that the manager wants as well, so hopefully that can come to us on the pitch and he can show us what he can do. I can’t wait to play alongside him.”