Manchester United star Scott McTominay reveals private team talk over the fan banner that motivated the players against Fulham
Manchester United midfielder Scott McTominay shared a private conversation among players about the motivating fan banner at Craven Cottage. United fans brought the banner to the Premier League game that said “Play like you mean it” for motivation.
The Red Devils lost two back-to-back games against Manchester City in the Premier League and Newcastle in the Carabao Cup. The consecutive 0-3 losses at Old Trafford left the fans and the club humiliated.
United defeated Fulham in a hard-fought Premier League victory with a late winner from captain Bruno Fernandes. The Red Devils have a chance to build on the win and attempt to challenge for the top-four spot.
McTominay told TNT Sports (h/t Express) after the match that the team wanted to repay the fans for their support. He said:
“We saw the banner before the game, and a few of us said to the rest of the lads that these fans pay good money to come down and see us play. They support us every single week and we just want to repay them the best we can.”
The 26-year-old has been in a fantastic goal-scoring form for the Red Devils in the limited game-time he has received. McTominay put United ahead in the 8th minute of the game against Fulham until the VAR ruled the goal offside.
Christian Eriksen’s precise delivery towards Alejandro Garnacho helped the youngster hit a cross which McTominay finished with composure. However, Harry Maguire’s potential involvement from the offside position cancelled the early goal.
The Scotland international has featured in nine matches for the Red Devils in all competitions while contributing with three goals. The 26-year-old played a heroic cameo against Brentford with two extra-time goals before the October international break.
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United manager Erik ten Hag wanted to sell McTominay for the right price to raise funds for further recruitment. However, the United boss might be re-evaluating his stance over the Scotsman after his consistently top performances.
McTominay earned his way into the senior team from the prestigious United academy. The 26-year-old lives and breathes the club and deserves more credit for his passion. The Red Devils need players with such a mentality to get out of the current predicament that they are facing.