Scott McTominay became one of the stars of the landslide victory achieved by Manchester United in the classic rival duel against Leeds United last weekend. The Scottish midfielder’s good action then invited praise from coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
The duel itself was titled continued Premier League and took place at Old Trafford Stadium. Playing at home, the Red Devils won with a convincing score of 6-2 over the promotion team.
Well, of the six goals created by the host of Manchester United, two of them were scored by Scott McTominay, even both were created in just the first 3 minutes of the match.
Yes, the 24-year-old midfielder showed good action, splitting the opposing team’s defense before scoring a goal.
Of course, as a midfielder do know that McTominay can show action like an experienced striker. However, coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is not surprised by this, as he knows the player has a high goal instinct.
“Scott was a striker as a child. He is a monster in terms of physicality – can win aerial duels, can win tackles, is strong and also fast,”
“He’s just running into the space we hope he can get, and good work from the other players who created the space and the finish is good,” Solskjaer told BBC Radio 5 Live.
Of course, this big victory seemed to silence criticism from a number of parties regarding the inconsistent performance shown by Manchester United in the early games of this season.
With this victory, Manchester United are now in 3rd place in the Premier League standings, or only five points behind Liverpool at the top.
“We were criticized for our start, but the kids are ready. We approached the game well,”
“We watched the videos, looking for ways to exploit and stop them from hurting us. That’s a good start,” he concluded.
But Manchester United should not be careless because during the turn of this year they will be busy with a very busy match schedule.