Scott McTominay lines up a shot against West Ham

Scott McTominay: We need to do more

Sunday 22 September 2019 18:18

Scott McTominay has said he and his Manchester United team-mates must do more to win games after Sunday’s disappointing 2-0 defeat to West Ham United in the Premier League.

The Reds were downed by two left-footed strikes against the Hammers, with Andriy Yarmolenko and Aaron Cresswell netting the decisive goals for Manuel Pellegrini’s side.

It was a tight game at the London Stadium and the Reds missed several chances to hit the back of the net during the afternoon. With that in mind, McTominay has said United need to find ways of grinding out victories.
McTominay reacts to London loss Video

McTominay reacts to London loss

See what Scott McTominay told MUTV after the Reds' 2-0 defeat at West Ham...

“It was a tough game,” the Scotland International told MUTV after the match. “We know we all need to do more on and off the ball.

“It’s up to us now, with all the leaders in the group that we’ve got we need to bring everyone together and keep our heads. It’s not the time to back down and say ‘this is ok’. It’s not ok! We need to do more on and off and pitch.

“The manager has reiterated that, how it’s about the standards of this football club and they weren’t there today.

“It’s sickening when you come in and that’s the result,” he added. “It’s so tough to take and it’s difficult for all our fans as well who were unbelievable all game. Unfortunately we didn’t send them back with three points.”
The Reds went into the encounter in the capital without several key figures including Luke Shaw, Paul Pogba and Anthony Martial, and things got worse on the hour-mark when Marcus Rashford was replaced with a groin problem.

Yet, Scott refused to blame Sunday’s defeat on the plethora of absentees currently in the United squad.

“It’s no excuse,” he said. “We have quality all over the squad and obviously some of the main players who play every week are injured, but so be it.

‘It’s a chance for young players to come in and make their mark and in the future we have to look to them and hopefully they can get some more game time because we need them. It’s not a time to drop your head.”
While Scott said the performance against the Hammers wasn't at the level it should be, the midfielder admitted things could have been very different had certain chances gone our way.

“It’s the fine margins in a game,” he said. “If you take your chances [things can be different] - it’s up to everybody, defenders and midfielders, obviously myself Nemanja [Matic] and the attackers to do more. 

“We all have to do more, we have to contribute more to the play going forward. We had chances going forward and in football you have to take them. If you don’t, you get punished.”

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