Scott McTominay Gives Meaningful Birthday Present to Alex Ferguson By Winning Over Burnley

Scott McTominay had an excellent game in United’s 3-1 win over Burnley. This is a birthday present that couldn’t be more meaningful than the one he gave to Sir Alex Ferguson.

In United’s 3-1 win over Burnley in the 20th round of the Premier League, Scott McTominay played extremely well. 

He was the owner of the opening goal, having a left-footed shot from a distance into the woodwork, giving Ronaldo the opportunity to increase the score to 3-0 for the Red Devils. 

Scott McTominay scored for the first time in 10 months, ending a 28-game no-shooting streak. Notably, of the last 7 goals that McTominay scored for United took place at Old Trafford.

McTominay Got Overwhelming Votes

McTominay Got Overwhelming Votes
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According to statistics in the first half, the 25-year-old also has a dribbling rate of up to 100%, an accurate passing rate of 74%, 4 hand-to-hand wins (the most), 4 recoveries (the most), 2 successful long passes and 1 chance to create 1 goal. 

Scott McTominay’s 90 minutes of play were even more impressive with 100% of shots on target, 75% of accurate passes, 9 recoveries (most), 8-handed wins (most) and 5 fouls (most).

In this match, McTominay was placed by Rangnick to play with midfielder Nemanja Matic. This allows the Scottish player to play higher than usual and engage in attack more often. Taking advantage of this opportunity, the 25-year-old dominated the midfield area for 90 minutes of the match.

Scott McTominay’s performance took place on Sir Alex’s 80th birthday. In the stands, the legendary coach of MU gave him endless applause after scoring the opening goal against Burnley.

On MU’s homepage, McTominay was also voted the best player in the match by fans with an overwhelming number of votes, 89% compared to 3% of the second-place Jadon Sancho.

With the victory over Burnley, MU temporarily climbed to 6th place in the rankings. The Manchester city team is 4 points away from fourth place Arsenal but has 1 match left in hand.

Other Members in The Match of MU vs Burnley 3-1

The Match of MU vs Burnley 3-1
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United did well, especially in the first half. Three of their goals were scored in the first 45 minutes. Scott McTominay, Cristiano Ronaldo and Ben me scored an own goal.

Meanwhile, Burnley could only reply through Aaron Lennon in the 38th minute.

When compared to the performance when meeting Newcastle, United clearly performed better. “Maybe the first half was our best performance of the Rangnick era,” McTominay told BBC Sport.

So, what about the report card of the Manchester United players? Who stands out the most? What about Harry Maguire and Eric Bailly at the back? 

1. Eric Bailly

Bailly lost the ball which then led to Lennon’s goal. This situation is almost the same as Varane in the duel against Newcastle. Bailly pulled out in the second half due to injury.

2. Harry Maguire

Maguire has pretty good statistics. But, he still hadn’t escaped a simple mistake. In the process of Lennon’s goal, Maguire should have done better when pressing.

3. Luke Shaw

Luke Shaw got his first chance to play in the Rangnick era. He’s been pretty solid. Often win duels. He also plays aggressively enough to help the attack.

4. Nemanja Matic

Matic replaces Fred. He wasn’t agile and aggressive enough. But, the presence of Matic makes McTominay can be more attacking. The rhythm of the game is well maintained.

5. Jadon Sancho

Sancho’s statistics don’t look good. But, from the eye, Sancho has a big contribution up front. Remember, Sancho had a big hand in Ben’s own goal.

6. Edinson Cavani

Cavani played quite deeply in this duel. He has to share a role and space with Ronaldo. Although United’s forward line became sharper, Cavani sacrificed a lot away from the box.

7. Cristiano Ronaldo

Was Ronaldo’s goal just lucky? That’s the instinct of the attacker. Ronaldo had a good rebound mentality and got the goal. Ronaldo became the player with the most number of shots in this duel.

8. Mason Greenwood

Greenwood played pretty well in the first half. He’s got good speed and dribbles. It’s just that, in the second half, Greenwood did not make a big impact for United.

9. David de Gea

David de Gea didn’t get many tests. Only three shots on target led to his goal, one into a goal. It was a goal that was hard to anticipate, whoever the goalkeeper was.

10. Aaron Wan-Bissaka

Not Wan-Bissaka’s best performance, but also not a bad performance. In general, no major mistakes are made. When the score was still 0-0, Wan-Bissaka made a crucial block.

11. Scott McTominay

Perhaps, this was McTominay’s best performance under Rangnick. He scored United’s first goal. Don’t forget, Cristano Ronaldo’s goal was also created thanks to McTominay’s hard kick.

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