Peter Schmeichel has slammed United boss Erik ten Hag’s treatment of Scott McTominay following his match-winning injury time brace against Brentford.
The Scotland international was expected to leave Old Trafford in the summer amid interest from West Ham United.
However, the club failed to receive a suitable bid and retained the services of a player who has been much maligned since breaking into the first team under Jose Mourinho.
Schmeichel cannot understand why the 26-year-old has fallen down Ten Hag’ pecking order this season.
“He’s got the ability to do that,” a puzzled Schmeichel told Premier League productions after McTominay’s heroics in the 2-1 win on Saturday.
“I don’t understand what coaches are doing. Scott McTominay was up for sale all summer and I don’t understand that.
“He’s a fantastic player, you need utility players. You need players that can play different positions, that can come from the bench and change the course of the game and he’s definitely one of them.
“You bring in players and you sit there with big question marks, why is that player there?”