Former Manchester United midfielder Nicky Butt has explained that Scott McTominay and Andreas Pereira can take the Red Devils to the next level by improving their own performances.
McTominay – who is albeit out of action after injuring his ankle against Brighton last Sunday – has been one of the standout players in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side so far this season having picked up back-to-back Player of the Month awards.
Pereira, meanwhile, scored his first goal of the season in the 3-1 victory over the Seagulls at Old Trafford.
Speaking to United Review, Butt outlined how continuing to add more goals to their game will help the pair – and United as a whole – to improve.
“There are certain levels. Scott’s now trying to develop his game into the player he was in the younger teams, when he scored goals, got into the box and dominated,” the 44-year-old said.
“He has embedded himself into the squad now and he’s become one of the first names on the team sheet. He’s done that bit, which is hard: settling in, not making too many mistakes, keeping it simple.
“Now the next step is getting back to being a box-to-box midfielder, getting goals, stopping goals at the other end.
“Andreas will now want to be playing like we all know he can – scoring goals, creating goals – and you’ve got the other ones who will be trying to get as many minutes as they can in the first team.”
United return to action next Sunday when they travel to Bramall Lane to face Sheffield United.