“His energy is amazing” – Ralf Rangnick hails Manchester United star as future club captain after performance against Aston Villa

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Manchester United interim boss Ralf Rangnick has hailed Scott McTominay as a future Manchester United captain.

The midfielder scored the only goal of the game as the Red Devils beat Aston Villa 1-0 at Old Trafford on Monday night to progress to the fourth round of the FA Cup.

Speaking about McTominay following his performance against Aston Villa, Manchester United interim boss Ralf Rangnick told BBC: “He is an academy boy, his energy is amazing.

“He now also starts scoring goals and also with some leadership skills. I wouldn’t be surprised if in a couple of years he would be the captain of this team.”

Meanwhile, Rangnick has given his verdict on the victory over Aston Villa.

He told BBC: “I think we showed a reaction after the Wolves game, that is what everyone expected from us. We knew it would be very difficult against Villa. In the first half I thought we did well. It could have been 3-2 or 4-3 to us at half time.

“In the second half we were on the counter attack and we could have made more of those situations. We took the wrong decisions at times but when we changed to a diamond in midfield we had more control.

“In the last 20 minutes we had more control. We fought well as a team together when it was important. In the end it was a good win. That was our goal, to proceed to the next round.”