Scott McTominay’s highlights against Ukraine have gone viral, Erik ten Hag has transformed him
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Scott McTominay was the star of the show as Scotland won 3-0 against Ukraine in the UEFA Nations League on Wednesday night.
After Ukraine ended the their hopes of reaching the world cup in the summer, Scotland were fired up for their Nations League clash as they produced a spirited display.
Hampden Park erupted as John McGinn put the hosts 1-0 up after 70 minutes, a brace from Lyndon Dykes in the last 10 minutes secured a 3-0 win for Steve Clarke’s side.
McGinn and Dykes might have been the scorers, but it was McTominay who really shone as he dominated the middle of the park with a commanding display.
The Manchester United’s man individual highlights against Ukraine were a joy to watch, he often dispossessed his opponents to set his team on the attack.
On the ball, he was often criticised for passing sideways and backwards, but against Ukraine the 25-year-old often looked forward to play the killer pass.
Many thought that McTominay would have to settle for a place on the United bench after the arrival of Casemiro in the summer.
However, it has been Casemiro who's been the onlooker as a substitute as Erik ten Hag chose to stick with McTominay after a string of impressive performances during United’s upturn in form.
Often criticised by fans when things go wrong, McTominay has proved to the Old Trafford faithful that he is more than capable of doing the job for the team in the middle of the park.
Fans reacted on social media after McTominay’s impressive display.
One fan said: “Mctominay has redefine totally under Erik ten Hag.”
Another tweeted: “This is why Casemiro will start on bench.”
A third fan added: “Improved so much since we signed Casemiro, just needed competition to reach this new level.”
Another United fan said: “He has been in form all season. So happy for him.”
McTominay will hope to continue his fine form during the international break in order to cement his place in Ten Hag’s plans for the season.
Up next for United will be the small matter of a Manchester derby against champions, City.