Scott McTominay 'an example for other players' as Manchester United hidden role lauded by Erik ten Hag
Scott McTominay is an example for other players after his Manchester United heroics.
The Scotland star climbed off the bench in the 73rd minute for team-mate Marcus Rashford and just over 10 minutes later he scored a bullet header from a brilliant Diogo Dalot cross to send the travelling support wild and secure a huge three points for Erik ten Hag's men in their fight to secure top four and Champions League football for next season.
It was a third goal contribution in his last three outings for United with a goal against Wolves in the dramatic 4-3 win on the road and an assist against West Ham at Old Trafford. He was also Scotland's key man under Steve Clarke in Euro 2024 qualification with seven goals including a memorable double in the Hampden win over Spain. He's a certainty to be part of the travelling squad to Germany this summer and his club boss admits having a player like him, who can bring the sort of energy and spirit he does whether he plays 90 minutes or just one is brilliant to have in his ranks.
Speaking after the 2-1 win over Aston Villa, he said: "Last season as well. He is an example for many other players. There are not many players who can come from the bench and bring this energy.
"He is ready for every minute, always contributing to the team and football is a team sport - we forget that often. Scott is the example, always giving the spirit.
"In the week when he is training in opposition, doing the right things, working on himself, giving his max. He is ready for one minute, he is ready for 90 minutes. It is great to always have such a player."