Scott McTominay has been a man in great form. With his winner against West Ham United in the FA Cup on Tuesday, the midfielder has certainly made it a good habit to score at Old Trafford.
6 of his 7 goals this campaign have arrived at the Theatre of Dreams and the 24-year-old has now scored in three consecutive games after making a contribution in the 3-3 draw to Everton as well as the 9-0 goalfest at the expense of Southampton.
Tuesday’s goal, however, came at the expense of a fellow player of his and one who was not going to remain silent.
After a relatively quiet spell of football, with a goalless normal time, extra time saw a little more dynamism from the home side. The passage of play leading to the goal saw effective contributions from Fred and Edinson Cavani. However, it was only when the ball reached the feet of Marcus Rashford that a deft touch to McTominay could be attempted, leading to goal.
Incidentally, it appeared that the pass was in fact intended for Bruno Fernandes, with the Scot intercepting it and finishing the play in exceptional fashion.
Fernandes was well aware of this and the pitchside footage caught the Portuguese midfielder addressing the same to the goalscorer with choice words, stating: “Hey, the ball was for me M*therF***er.”
Healthy banter from the prolific maestro who was clearly elated at his partner in the midfield netting the goal. Of course, the missed opportunity did mean that Fernandes was not able to notch a goal-contribution to his name during the game, a feat he has been uncannily good at so far this season.
Regardless, both McTominay and Fernandes will get a chance to continue their good form on Sunday when they square off away to West Bromwich Albion in the Premier League.