Fans say same thing about Scott McTominay after ‘proper game’ vs Leeds

Fans say same thing about Scott McTominay after 'proper game' vs Leeds

Several Manchester United fans were pleased with the performance Scott McTominay put out in what he described as a ‘proper game’ against Leeds United.

McTominay started alongside Paul Pogba and Bruno Fernandes in the midfield, playing as a lone defensive midfielder.

The Scotland international covered every blade of grass at Elland Road, and played a huge role in helping Manchester United win the derby 4-2.

Though the midfielder wasn’t one of the goalscorers or assisters, the energy he contributed against The Whites was next to none.

Of course, playing against Leeds United away from home would require you to play at your best, at all time, and Scott McTominay was equal to the task.

Manchester United fans were pleased with Scott McTominay's performance against Leeds United

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He gave Leeds United midfielders no room to knock the ball around. Was almost unbeatable in aerial duels, won several tackles and made some notable interceptions.

The 23-year-old even covered Leeds United’s midfielder Robin Koch with blood during an aerial duel in the first half and was not carded – elusive!

Fans were pleased with the Scot’s contributions on Sunday afternoon, with one suggesting that the Manchester United academy graduate’s desire, passion and commitment makes him unique at Old Trafford.

Trev UTD tweeted: “Scott mctominay is a proper player has playee this game with aggression and intensity as a player should in this type of game I will not be told different and will die on this hill!”

Another fan tweeted: “Can’t believe that I’ve seen people criticising Scott McTominay’s performance yesterday. Some people just don’t get it do they? 😅

After the game, Scott McTominay took to Instagram to react to his performance against Leeds United, suggesting that that’s the kind of game he likes.

According to StatmanDave, below is Scott McTominay’s game by numbers vs Leeds United.

100% aerial duels won

76% pass accuracy

9 ball recoveries

5 ground duels won

4 attempted long passes

3 successful long passes

3 tackles won

2 interceptions

After the victory at Elland Road, Manchester United remain in 4th position with 46 points from 26 Premier League matches.

United are four points behind 3rd-placed Chelsea, who have an outstanding game against 5th-placed Arsenal, who have three unplayed games including the tie against Chelsea, with 42 points.