Manchester United midfielder Scott McTominay continued to prove his importance to the club with another winning goal.
Scott McTominay came off the bench to score a vital winning goal to secure three points against Aston Villa.
McTominay’s header in the 2-1 win over Villa was beautifully executed, making up for a late header he missed in the 2-2 draw at home to Tottenham last month.
The midfielder has had a valuable role this season, even though his performances have not always been great, he has chipped in with big goals at important times.
Scott McTominay’s best season
This is now the best season of Scott McTominay’s career. He has eight goals in total for the club, seven in the Premier League and one in the Champions League.
In the past three seasons, he had scored only six Premier League goals combined.
McTominay’s previous best goalscoring season came under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, when he scored seven goals in total.
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He is one of five Manchester United players who should hit double figures this season, with Rasmus Hojlund already there.
McTominay has frequently managed to net goals from the bench, with four of his eight coming as a substitute.
With United light on striker options, McTominay is adding a much-needed goal threat, with Erik ten Hag playing him in a more attacking role, to take advantage of his eye for goal.
Erik ten Hag praises Scott McTominay
Speaking to BBC Match of the Day, Erik ten Hag said: “He is [a super sub] but he can also start. You have to credit a player like Scott. He is an example for many players these days.
“There are not many players any more who are ready for every minute they can be on the pitch. Today we have seen another example. He is always ready to come on and make a difference.”
McTominay may be securing his future
There was speculation over McTominay’s future last summer, with United open to offers for the midfielder. Nothing came in which matched the club’s valuation.
And while United would always consider a major bid for a player who is not a regular starter, the club are in no rush to sell up.
McTominay is in no rush to leave either, insisting he is not unhappy with his current role at the club.
He explained: “I feel like as long as I’m fit and healthy I can come onto the pitch and perform. I don’t take it personally, I just want to come in and try and do the best I can for this. Long may it continue.”
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