Who was United's Man of the Match v Watford?

Saturday 09 January 2021 23:57

Captain for the first time, scorer of the only goal against Watford and now the winner of Manchester United's official Man of the Match poll... Saturday night was more than alright for Scott McTominay.

McTominay may have had to hand over the armband to regular skipper Harry Maguire just before half-time, when the centre-back was called from the bench to replace the injured Eric Bailly, but he still led by example for the rest of the 90 minutes.

By the break, the all-action midfielder was already on the scoresheet – his fifth-minute header ultimately settled the Emirates FA Cup tie 1-0 in United's favour – and he had also used his head at the back, dropping into his own penalty area to clear several crosses as the visitors pressed in vain for an equaliser.

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The Scotland international's all-round contributions were recognised when the Man of the Match poll opened in our Official App immediately after the final whistle and he was rewarded with 57 per cent of the vote.

Donny van de Beek, his midfield partner, was the runner-up in our poll, as he returned to the starting line-up for the first time since the Carabao Cup quarter-final win over Everton on 23 December.

The Dutchman was the only other player to get into double figures, picking up 23 per cent, with third-placed Juan Mata gleaning four per cent.
Jesse Lingard's lively display, in only his third appearance of the season, led to him finishing fourth in the running, ahead of the other seven starters and four substitutes used by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.


Scott McTominay (57 per cent)
Donny van de Beek (23 per cent)
Juan Mata (4 per cent)
Jesse Lingard (3 per cent)

Congratulations, Scott – and thanks to everyone who voted.