“He was exemplary” – Ralf Rangnick hails Man United star after Brentford performance

"He was exemplary" - Ralf Rangnick hails Man United star after Brentford performance

Manchester United interim manager Ralf Rangnick has lauded Scott McTominay for his ‘exemplary’ performance against Brentford.

Man United secured a 3-1 win over Brentford on the road on Wednesday night to become the first team to record 300 away wins in the Premier League.

Anthony Elanga opened the scoring in the second half. Shortly, Mason Greenwood doubled United’s lead from a close range. Marcus Rashford, who replaced Greenwood, would score United’s third goal with a sublime strike.

Though these goalscorers made the headlines, Ralf Rangnick was pleased with Scott McTominay’s performance.

The German boss thought the Scot was exemplary and his effort was contagious among his teammates.

Ralf Rangnick said: “Scott McTominay was exemplary and it was positively contagious to the other players then we could get some counter-attacking situations, the second and third goals were really good with assists from Bruno Fernandes.”

Ralf Rangnick was pleased with Scott McTominay after Brentford performance
Ralf Rangnick was pleased with Scott McTominay after Brentford performance

Ralf Rangnick was pleased with Manchester United’s second-half performance after accepting that his side were poor in the first half.

He confessed that for his side to get all three points off Brentford then they would have to play like The Bees.

“Obviously we had to change a few things,” Rangnick told BT Sport. “The first half we weren’t good in almost all aspects of the game.

“Sloppy passing, not strong enough in the 50/50 situations. We gave away almost every second ball.”

Rangnick added: “I want us to play like Brentford in the second half, I have great respect for what they have done here.

“You wouldn’t see that in Germany where a team not in the top five or eight would play that kind of football.”