McTominay wins Man Of The Match
Manchester United midfielder Scott McTominay secured the Man-of-the Match award after the Reds’ 3-1 win at Norwich City.
The 21-year-old took home 50 per cent of your vote after netting our 21st-minute opener – which was our 2,000th strike in Premier League history.
The Scotland international said he was delighted with the team's performance, as well as securing his place in the record books.
“For sure, that’s a record I knew about before the game - [that we were on] 1,999 [goals] and I’m delighted to get the 2,000th,” McTominay told MUTV after the game.
McTominay on United's 2,000th Premier League goalVideo
“It’s about pushing forward now and not getting carried away as a group and keeping that humbleness to show the same intent as we have in the last two games against Liverpool and Norwich in the Premier League and that attitude to be humble enough to go and get after your opponents. We did today and it showed as well.
Despite each missing a penalty, Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial added further goals to secure our first away win of the season in the league.
Martial received 21 per cent of your vote in our Official App, with Aaron Wan-Bissaka – who made several important tackles – on 29 per cent, and McTominay is delighted to see the France forward back in our attacking line-up.
10 - Aaron Wan-Bissaka has made 10 or more tackles in a Premier League game twice this season (11 today vs Norwich & 10 vs Southampton); prior to this, no Man Utd player had done so since May 2012 (Patrice Evra vs Swansea). Lockdown. pic.twitter.com/YPdN04u60w— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) October 27, 2019
“Yeah the understanding is there, you can see that in more and more glimpses now as we get further into the season and Anthony, Marcus and [Dan James] are a trio you don’t want to come up against if you’re a defender,” McTominay added.
“Obviously it’s important for myself to score so it’s a positive day. There’s been mistakes in there, obviously at the end as well so we need to learn and get better, but it’s a confidence booster as well.”
Our no.39 reserved particular praise for Rashford, who hit his 50th goal for the club, just moments after missing his spot-kick.
“He’s a top-class player and that attitude to not drop your head and not be disappointed that you missed the penalty and that reaction to go and score again.
“He could have got another couple as well. I’m very pleased for him, he was brilliant today.”
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