Harry Maguire sings praises of Manchester United star who was the difference maker against Aston Villa
Harry Maguire couldn’t help but sing the praises of Manchester United star, Scott McTominay who made all the difference during the team’s game against Aston Villa. If the Red Devils got three points tonight, it’s all thanks to the ‘super sub’ McTominay.
It was actually Maguire himself who got things going for Man United by assisting on an early Rasmus Hojlund goal. The Danish striker has now made seven goal contributions over his last five Premier League appearances.
Douglas Luiz somehow equalized the game for the Villans but they could not hold on. Scott McTominay came on in place of Marcus Rashford and scored a header to give his team the lead.
Here’s what Maguire had to say about his performance. (h/t Manchester Evening News)
“There was great spirit and fight to come back, and Scott [McTominay] is the match-winner again.”
“Scott has come on in numerous games this year and made the difference for us.”
The English defender clearly appreciates the kind of impact that McTominay has had on Manchester United’s season. If he hadn’t begun to score goals early into the season the Red Devils could have been in a very poor position right now.
Even now that Erik ten Hag has finally begun to find his footing during his second campaign, the Scottish midfielder has reminded the Dutchman of his quality time and time again.
Manchester United were actually looking to sell McTominay during the summer. Erik ten Hag will be happy that the team ultimately decided against it.
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Their win against Aston Villa has brought Man United ever closer to their goal of a top-four Premier League finish. Erik ten Hag and his men are now only six points away from playing in the Champions League next season.