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Gary Neville proven wrong in his assessment of Scott McTominay after Man Utd heroics

Gary Neville proven wrong in his assessment of Scott McTominay after Man Utd heroics

Gary Neville's judgement of Scott McTominay has come back to bite him following his two stoppage-time goals vs Brentford.

Sky Sports pundit Gary Neville may be forced to eat his words following his assessment of Scott McTominay back in August.

Scott McTominay emerged off the bench to become Manchester United's hero on Saturday afternoon, scoring a stoppage time equaliser and a stoppage time winner to give the Red Devils their first home league win since August.

Despite a lacklustre performance, United had come away with a 2-1 victory over Brentford, which is sure to give a squad that had been lacking in confidence the boost it needs to get back on track this season.

Although, United legend Gary Neville may have to backtrack on some of the claims he made about the Scottish midfielder in August, when he said: "Ten Hag wants a number six who can play alongside Casemiro and right now the club can’t sell players to fund him,

"If they look at the first two weeks, they have to fund him or there will be big problems. What is clear is that Ten Hag does not want to go back to Scott McTominay."

Granted, the midfielder has not played much of a role for United in the early stages of the season, being limited to a bench role in the squad, but he clearly has the capability to impact games and lift the spirits of his team-mates.

McTominay wheels away in celebration after nodding home the winner. (

Casemiro was substituted at half-time, about which Ten Hag stated in his post-match press conference that he was taken off for Christian Eriksen as he "wanted more football" from his players.

It capped off a run of poor performances from United's number 18, who fans think has not looked the same at all since his return from the off-season.

One of United's most influential players last season, it looks like the Brazilian's starting XI place is in jeopardy, and following a heroic performance from McTominay, he could yet make that place his and make Gary Neville eat his words.

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Topics: Scott Mctominay, Manchester United, Premier League, Gary Neville