Manchester United fans have heaped praise on Scott McTominay for his performance against Leicester City on Thursday (September 1).
Jadon Sancho’s strike midway through the first half gifted United a third Premier League consecutive victory as they held on for a 1-0 win at the King Power Stadium.
The Red Devils faced a poor Leicester side who are rooted to the bottom of the league table. Erik ten Hag’s side appeared defensively solid to keep the hosts at bay.
Manchester United started the season in dismal fashion following poor defeats against Brighton & Hove Albion and Brentford. However, they have since kept two clean sheets and their defense appears committed and organized at the back.
McTominay must have feared the worst following the arrival of legendary defensive midfielder Casemiro at Old Trafford. The Scotland international, though, has impressed in recent weeks. McTominay played the full 90 minutes against the Foxes and put on an outstanding display in front of the back four.
Casemiro has no doubt arrived at Old Trafford to be a regular starter for the club but McTominay appears to be willing to fight for his place in Ten Hag’s team.
Following the team’s victory over Brendan Rodgers’ men, Manchester United supporters took to Twitter to heap praise on the often-maligned McTominay. Here are some of the reactions:
Scott McTominay claims everyone at Manchester United are fighting for each other
Ten Hag’s side certainly appear to be heading in the right direction following their abysmal start to the campaign. Defenders are putting bodies on the line and there is clearly more cohesion in the squad when they do not have the ball.
Following the victory over Southampton, McTominay was full of praise for his Manchester United teammates and their efforts. He told the club’s official website:
“So far, we’re getting that reaction from the boys. Everyone’s fighting and digging in for each other. And sometimes that’s what you’ve got to do, you’ve to win ugly.”
The imposing midfielder added:
“It takes a lot to come back from that (Brentford loss) as a team and fight, and we just can’t let that dip now. (The wins) are pleasing (but) we’re not getting carried away. We need to make sure that the fire we had for Liverpool and this game is still there, it can’t go out against Leicester or Arsenal.”
Speaking about Casemiro’s arrival at Old Trafford, McTominay stated:
“To learn off somebody like him who has won pretty much everything in the game is amazing. His mentality, the way he’s so firm with everything that he does, an amazing footballer who can help us so much and be one of our main players.”
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