Ole's praise for 'brilliant' McTominay

Sunday 31 October 2021 09:51

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was full of praise for Scott McTominay after Saturday's win over Tottenham Hotspur.

The Scotland international put in a solid display in midfield for the Reds as we came away with a 3-0 triumph in north London on Saturday.

In what was McTominay's 10th United appearance of the campaign, a stupendous first-half volley from Cristiano Ronaldo and two clinical finishes from Edinson Cavani and Marcus Rashford after the break ensured three important Premier League points for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side.

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Although our no.39 was not among the goals at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in United's convincing win, McTominay's performance did impress Ole, as he explained to reporters in his post-match press conference.

"He was Man of the Match. By a mile," the boss said about the 24-year-old.

"That's the Scott we've seen many times before, you know. He's had his injuries, he's had an operation this season but today I thought he was absolutely brilliant. He won his tackles, drove forward, kept the ball simple, switched play, headed away a few set-plays, so [he was] absolutely top."

On Saturday, McTominay lined up in a midfield three alongside Fred and Bruno Fernandes, and the Academy product produced some outstanding numbers against Spurs. To name a few impressive statistics, he completed 95 per cent of his passes, four tackles as well as three dribbles and long balls, indicating a stellar all-round performance.


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