Scott McTominay: Van Persie Over Van Nistelrooy, Messi Over Ronaldo And The Next Manchester United Star

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Left-back: Kieran Tierney or Andy Robertson?

Kieran Tierney because he doesn’t play for Liverpool [Laughs]. Nah, I’ll go with the captain, Robbo.

Hairdryer: Jose Mourinho or Sir Alex Ferguson?

I wouldn’t like to be on the receiving end of either, to be honest, but I’ve been on the receiving end of one from Jose, so I’ll go with Sir Alex and see if he tops it.

Next star: Hannibal Mejbri or Tahith Chong?

I’ll go with Chongy, because I’ve seen what Chongy’s like as a boy, as an athlete, and he’s got a big future.

Midfield dynamo: Bryan Robson or Roy Keane?

Difficult one. I’ll go Bryan Robson. I’ve spoken to him a lot and going off the way he talks and what people have told me about him as a player and having watched him myself, he’d be a difficult one coming up against him.

Best dancer: Jesse Lingard or Paul Pogba?

Paul’s got some moves, I’ll tell you that. He’s not shy. But Jesse’s very good. I think his brother is a dance coach. If push came to shove and there was a little contest going on, I’d say Jesse’s got the edge.

Champions League victory: 1999 or 2008?

’99. It’s spoken about in the academy and obviously when you get to the first team, that level of achievement is just expected. That’s the norm for Manchester United. I’ve seen it on Sky Sports many times and it’s obviously very special.

Old Firm: Celtic or Rangers?

Celtic every day of the week. Every member of my family’s Celtic, always. If my dad saw this and I didn’t say Celtic within a half a second, he’d be on the phone saying, ‘What’re you doing?’

GOAT: Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo?

Messi with no shadow of a doubt. All you gotta do just watch him. I’ve never seen a football player like it in my life. He’s absolutely ridiculous. Obviously, I’ve played against him and you try and rough him up or you try to get close and it’s so, so difficult.

Fake crowd noise: On or off?

Turn it off. Straight off. I’m not having it, not at all. I can’t watch a football match with that fuzzy noise in the background, I can’t even hear myself think.

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Chat: Text or call?

I’m not much of a texter. I couldn’t just sit on my phone, texting all the time. But if I need someone, I’ll ring them. But if they need me, then they’ll probably text.

Nando’s: Extra hot or lemon and herb?

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Lemon and herb. It’s true. If you say extra hot, then you’ve got to be lying because it’s lemon and herb every day of the week. I don’t want to be walking out the place sweating with a bottle of water in my hand, thinking, ‘What’s going on here?’ People think, ‘Oh, I’m a big man and I have extra hot and I have vindaloo curries’ and all that. It’s like, ‘You’re not any bigger or cleverer than the rest of us,’ do you know what I mean?

Delivery: David Beckham or Trent Alexander-Arnold?

David Beckham. He set the standard for it with the practice and the amount of hours he put in, it was second to none.

Pundit: Jamie Carragher or Gary Neville?

Do you know what? I don’t mind them both. But I’d probably sway towards Gary Neville.

Comedy: The Inbetweeners or Gavin & Stacey?

Inbetweeners 100%. I like Gavin & Stacey and James Corden, but I could sit and watch Inbetweeners all day, so I’d go with that one. They’re a good laugh, the boys, aren’t they?

Oasis: Liam or Noel?

I don’t really know either of them that well, to be fair. But just going off what I have seen, I’d probably go with Liam.

Boots: Blackout or bright colours?

Bright colours. I spent too many years in the academy always wearing black boots, so it’s nice to put some different colour boots on for once.

Midfielder: Lampard, Gerrard or Scholes?

Scholesy, 100%. Heard stories about him pinging balls against light switches and turning them off and different things like that. It gets silly, some of the stories that I’ve heard. All you gotta do is watch him for five minutes on YouTube. I was lucky enough growing up that I got to watch him all the time.

Score the winner: Anfield or the Etihad?

Anfield, every day of the week.

Player of the season: De Bruyne or Henderson?

For me, De Bruyne. He’s top class. Henderson is a brilliant player as well and he’s done amazing this year at Liverpool and it is a big credit to him.

Rather watch: Sunderland ‘Til I Die or Man City: All or Nothing?

I enjoyed Sunderland ‘Til I Die. I know a few of the lads who were on that documentary, so for me, I would watch that one.

Rather play: Premier League with pals or Sunday league with teammates?

Premier League with my pals every day of the week. I’d be on them. Every single day, I’ll be on them. We might struggle for a goalkeeper, so we might have to bring David [de Gea] with us.

Dutch striking legend: Robin van Persie or Ruud van Nistelrooy?

It’s so difficult to choose. I’ll never forget that goal Van Persie scored against Aston Villa, where Rooney played that ball over the top. I was at the game and it was incredible. Obviously, I’m a bit younger so I didn’t witness Van Nistelrooy scoring every single week but his numbers were ridiculous. I’ll probably sway towards Van Persie, but Van Nistelrooy is an absolute legend as well.

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Speed boot: X Ghosted or F50?

That’s a tough one. F50s were very good, but I’ve got to go with the X Ghosted. First and foremost, they feel good and they look good. That’s the main thing about a football boot. I feel nimble and agile in them.

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