McTominay: I just have to believe in myself

Wednesday 06 December 2023 23:35

Scott McTominay says his brace against Chelsea, and his recent goalscoring exploits for both club and country, are due to having belief in himself to get in the right areas and finish.

The midfielder twice fired Manchester United ahead against the Blues on Wednesday, with his towering second-half header proving enough to seal the Reds' 2-1 Premier League triumph.

After the match, in an interview with MUTV, the Scotland international was asked about his tally of six goals for United so far this season.

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"It's something I want to keep building, in terms of my game," he said.

"People tell me that I can do more of it and I can score goals and you just have to believe in yourself.

"My mum and dad have always said just get in the box and try and score goals, and my grandad at home, and sometimes it's just believing in yourself.

"As long as the team are playing well and I am contributing then I am happy."

When asked whether he could have got a hat-trick against the Blues, he joked: "I am fuming!

"I can't believe it but anyone that's football! Maybe I'll get one - maybe."

The Academy graduate left the field at the end of the match to a chorus of cheers from the home crowd, something he regards as "special".

"I was looking at my mum, dad, cousin and his girlfriend and it's special," he said.

"They are special times that you look back on.

"I am just grateful for all the fans that stick with us throughout."