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United ran riot on Tuesday night and they defeated the Saints 9-0, which to most players is a job well done.
But McTominay wanted more and when James made it nine with a tidy finish, the Scotsman was keen to get things going again.
He could be seen pointing to the ball as his teammates wheeled away in celebration.
McTominay is asking James to take the ball quickly so they could score the 10th. He got no chill :joy:. That's should be the spirit #MUFC pic.twitter.com/U3NBH4iFuV
- George (@GeorgeGiggzi) February 3, 2021
Scott McTominay wanted 10 :sweat_smile: pic.twitter.com/L3W2CYhaXg- ESPN UK (@ESPNUK) February 3, 2021
McTominay himself netted United's sixth with a low drive from just outside the box and it was his third Premier League goal of the season.
When asked about the challenge, United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said: "You don't see many of those tackles anymore so I'm glad Scott is well."
Victory for the Red Devils means they are level on points with Manchester City at the top of the league.
Two more goals would've seen them overtake their city rivals and Solskjaer was in awe at his side's 'magic' performance at Old Trafford.
He told BT Sport: "We've been waiting for them to show their magic and tonight was the night they could go and enjoy. We haven't had too many when you can just enjoy the football.
"Confidence is one thing but it was about the mojo and spark, the X-factor. We haven't had too many of them where we could sit down and enjoy the football.
"You have to take your chances in tight or open games. You never know what might be the deciding factor.
"We know - better than anyone - what goal difference can do to you because we have lost the league on goal difference."
Despite not getting on the scoresheet, Solskjaer was quick to praise teenage forward Mason Greenwood for his display.
"Mason Greenwood was terrific and his performance was top for a player who did not score a goal.
"When a game starts like [this one], it was always going to be about if you can get the first goal.
"You've seen so many examples of 10 men, when they just close up shop and they get a draw.
"It was about keeping the tempo high and getting the first goal and just getting there."
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