Scott McTominay

McTominay: Our attacking options are endless!

Wednesday 18 August 2021 17:36

Manchester United midfielder Scott McTominay has described the club’s wealth of attacking players as ‘crazy’.

McTominay, together with goalscorer Fred, helped provide the solid foundations on which the Reds let loose against Leeds United on Saturday, with Bruno Fernandes bagging a hat-trick and Mason Greenwood also adding his name to the scoresheet.

Paul Pogba notched an incredible four assists during the game, a Premier League-era club record, while Daniel James, Jadon Sancho and Anthony Martial also showed glimpses of what they’re about.

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With Edinson Cavani, Marcus Rashford and Jesse Lingard still to return, it all adds up to some serious squad depth.

And Scott believes goals can arrive from anywhere for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side – especially when you consider how creative full-backs Luke Shaw and Aaron Wan-Bissaka (three goals and 10 assists between them) were last season.

“It’s crazy. It’s great. We’ve got to keep that up,” Scott said, speaking a few days after the 5-1 win.

“It’s easy for people to get ahead of themselves and carried away. We scored five goals and that but it’s the nitty gritty ones where we have to come through. These are the games that are going to be important.

“We know we’ve got goals in the squad, we know we’ve got guys who can contribute from anywhere.

“We didn’t even see Luke Shaw get a goal contribution and that’s somebody who did last year and, this year, he’s going to go to different levels again.

“As you saw, Paul did well, Bruno did well, Fred, Mason. But we’ve got Luke Shaw, Aaron, do you know what I mean? Guys like that. The options are endless.”

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Varane, Sancho and the rest of the squad were joined by an Under-23s forward who has impressed lately.

United’s stellar opening-day performance means we sit top of the Premier League after matchday one for the first time since 2017, when the Reds thumped West Ham 4-0 at the Theatre of Dreams.

Of course, it’s still very, very early in the campaign and Scott is keen to preach caution, especially with tough-looking away trips to Southampton and Wolves on the horizon before the first international break of the season.

“It’s not time to get carried away at all. We need to keep going, keep really pushing,” he added.

“It’s only a good start. We’ve only got three points and there’s 37 more games to come.”