The hardest man in sport meets... Scott McTominay!

Tuesday 06 July 2021 09:58

An eye-catching photo dropped into supporters’ Instagram timelines overnight and it shows the hardest man in sport – alongside heavyweight champion of the world Anthony Joshua!

Yes, Manchester United midfield powerhouse Scott McTominay bumped into the British boxing hero while on holiday in Marbella and our hulking Academy graduate was clearly impressed by the man known as AJ. 

McTominay has been recharging his batteries in Spain following this summer’s exertions with Scotland at Euro 2020 and followers of his official Instagram account will have seen him playing golf, while also sharing updates on his healthy lifestyle – as Scott will tell you, there are no days off at this level! 

While seemingly out for dinner with his family in the evening, Scott crossed paths with Joshua and the Old Trafford hero has spoken glowingly about the heavyweight king, writing this caption to his 1.6million followers:

“What a true gentleman, class act @AnthonyJoshua.”


While Joshua is not known to be a United fan, he has spoken fondly about us in the past.

AJ even visited Carrington in 2017 to meet our squad, when he was fresh from beating Wladimir Klitschko at Wembley Stadium. 

You can see the photos from that visit above.
In a recent interview with DAZN, AJ picked two iconic players from Reds history when asked which footballers could make it in the ring. 

“If I was to pick a footballer who could make a great boxer... Roy Keane,” he said. “Manchester United need someone like him, to get in there and say it how it is, doesn't take any nonsense. 

“In boxing, that's the type of person you need to have. Eric Cantona, come in, shirt up, he had the aura of a champion.”
Joshua's rival Tyson Fury is a big United fan who loves to visit Old Trafford.

Joshua’s biggest rival, Tyson Fury, is a United fan and the Gypsy King has visited Old Trafford on several matchdays in the past. He also regularly posts about results on social media. 

The two Brits were meant to face each other this summer in what was described as the biggest fight in world boxing, until a late development forced Fury to contest a third bout with Deontay Wilder. 
Deontay Wilder loved the Old Trafford experience back in August 2019.
Coincidentally, the American knockout artist has also been pictured at the Theatre of Dreams, greeting fans outside the players’ entrance, so United is clearly a magnet for heavyweight kings.