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Jose Mourinho hails midfielder as 'fantastic player' after Chelsea win

Jose Mourinho hails midfielder as fantastic player after Chelsea win

Mourinho hails McTominay's efforts vs Chelsea

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has hailed the performance of young midfielder Scott McTominay following the Red Devils' 2-1 win over Chelsea in the Premier League.

The 20-year-old was tasked with the job of restricting the movement of Eden Hazard through the course of the game, and although he made a couple of notable errors, Mourinho has backed McTominay to become an influential player in the future.

"He is a fantastic player, a player that is a modern midfield player, he can do everything. The only thing he's not doing yet is scoring goals, which he can, the only reason he isn't is because of the job I am giving him," he told Sky Sports.

McTominay was initially preferred ahead of Paul Pogba during the backend of January, and the Anglo-Scot has since maintained his position in the starting lineup, with Mourinho opting for a midfield three.

Since the 1-0 defeat at Newcastle United, the Red Devils have gone unbeaten for three games in all competitions, and they will be hoping to continue this run at Crystal Palace, a week on Monday.