Scott McTominay has been at Man Utd since he was five years old, and Saturday’s match against Watford was one of the most special moments of his 18-year-long association with the Premier League record champions.
The Scottish midfielder was handed the captain’s armband for the first time by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, and he went on to reward the faith of the manager with the only goal of the night. He leaped highest to meet the ball with a header into the bottom left corner in the 5th minute of the game.
The 24-year-old was ever-present in and around both boxes, and apart from his goal, he also did the dirty work to defend his side’s lead.
He showed the same level of responsibility during his post-match interview as well by giving credit to his teammates, and expressing his love for Man Utd.
“When the manager told me it was a surreal moment.”
“I’ve been at this club since just turning five years old.”
“I absolutely love this football club and it’s been my whole life.”
Scott McTominay on captaining Man Utd for the first time 🙌
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McTominay has always shown maturity beyond his years, and has been trusted by his managers for crucial matches.
This season he has also improved his overall game, and has been directly involved in four goals in his last five appearances in all competitions.
The academy graduate already speaks like a Man Utd captain, and with a little more consistency to his game, he could be a regular Man Utd player for years to come.