Scott McTominay.

Two-goal McTominay gets a new nickname from Bruno

Monday 21 December 2020 14:01

If you follow the Manchester United players on Instagram, you’ll have noticed Bruno Fernandes is all over the comments sections after big wins – usually supporting and praising his team-mates.

That was once again the case on Sunday night, following the Reds’ sensational 6-2 victory over historic rivals Leeds United, when our Portuguese magnifico was in a great mood after registering two goals and an assist. 

Fernandes was not the only player to score twice at Old Trafford, of course, and his influential performance was arguably overshadowed by his fellow midfielder Scott McTominay, who became the first player in Premier League history to score twice inside the opening three minutes of a game.

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Highlights: United 6 Leeds 2 Video

Highlights: United 6 Leeds 2

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McTominay netted his first goal fom a Bruno pass by firing a stunning right-footed shot into the bottom corner from range, before doubling his tally just seconds later via a lovely left-footed finish. 

Scott went on to claim an excellent assist for Daniel James in the second half, as United produced an electrifying performance in the Premier League, moving up to third in the table and with a game in hand on the teams above. 

McTominay was deservedly voted our Man of the Match by users of the Official App with 85 per cent of the votes cast. Afterwards, he posted four match images to his official Instagram account with the caption: “Big win!!!”

Eagle-eyed followers spotted Bruno in the comments section, offering a brand new nickname for his friend and trending team-mate.

“Football is really strange,” writes our no.18. “Well done Scottynaldinho.”

It looks like Scott isn't too happy with Bruno's cheeky reference and new nickname, judging by his response: “Oi, we'll be having words tomorrow me & you!”

We caught up with Bruno for an exclusive interview at the Aon Training Complex on Monday morning and, among other things, we asked him about his enthusiasm for commenting on his team-mates' Instagram posts.

“I think it’s important to know the spirit of the group,” says the no.18. “It is really important. I like to joke with the players. As I’ve said before, we are like a family. 

“We spend a lot of time here [at the Aon Training Complex]. We go to the hotels and to the games and have a lot of time together.

“We have to have that connection, a good connection, so we are also having a good connection on the pitch.”

Let's hope Bruno is dropping more nicknames on Wednesday night, following the Carabao Cup quarter-final against Everton.