Former England goalkeeper Paul Robinson has been raving about the displays of Aston Villa midfielder John McGinn.
The Scottish international produced another excellent performance against Liverpool on Saturday, providing the assist for Trezeguet’s opening goal (TransferMarkt).
After watching the 25-year-old play, it would be fair to say that Robinson was left extremely impressed. He claimed that McGinn was instrumental for the West Midlands side in midfield, suggesting that he was capable both in an attacking and defensive sense.
Speaking to Football Insider following McGinn’s display against Jurgen Klopp’s side, Robinson said: “He’s a manager’s dream. He’s the type of player who is just a bundle of energy but he has a lot of talent as well.
“Runs the midfield, never stops running, backwards, forwards, sideways, he can play through balls, he can defend and also he can get goals as we’ve seen at international level.
“You can describe him as a manager’s dream as I don’t think he’s one of those players who will cause the manager any problems off the field, he’s a hard-working, honest professional.”
It is hard to argue with any of the things Robinson said about the Scottish international.
He has been absolutely crucial for Aston Villa so far this season, which can be highlighted by the fact that he has started all 11 of their Premier League fixtures so far, contributing three goals and two assists already (via TransferMarkt).
Against Liverpool he was absolutely outstanding, too. As well as registering an assist, the former Hibernian man also completed three successful dribbles, made four successful tackles, four clearances and three interceptions (WhoScored), which shows that he is adept both offensively and defensively.
Manchester United have already been linked with a move for McGinn (Express), and if he continues to play as well as he is doing, then others may also start showing an interest in the Scotland star soon.
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