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McTominay scored the only goal of the game as United beat Watford 1-0 to secure passage to the next round of the FA Cup.
It was a special night for the Scotland international who skippered his boyhood club for the first time as he revealed the moment Ole Gunnar Solskjaer told him he was going to be captain.
"When the manager told me it was a surreal moment."
"I've been at this club since just turning five years old."
"I absolutely love this football club and it's been my whole life."
Scott McTominay on captaining Man Utd for the first time :raised_hands:
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- Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) January 9, 2021
On his goal, he told Des Kelly: "I have to score more headers. I'm six foot three!"
He continued: "For me when the manager told me [he was going to be captain], it was a surreal moment.
"I've been here since I was five years old, it's been my whole life and it was a real honour for me."
Job done :white_check_mark:
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- Manchester United (@ManUtd) January 9, 2021
Solskjaer added: "Scott [McTominay] has had a very good season. He's being more and more dangerous, we know he can be a box-to-box midfielder.
"He should have scored a few more on set-plays before now because he is a monster of a human being. I am very happy he got the goal."
The 24-year-old's mature words went down nicely with United fans on social media.
After joining the club at the age of 7, Scott Mctominay will walk out tonight as United captain.
Nothing encapsulates the culture of Man United better. pic.twitter.com/xX0xyCflSZ
- Alexei (@MUFC_redarmy99) January 9, 2021
One wrote: "Do you know what I don't rate him as a 1st team player. But I don't mind being wrong. Top man."
A second tweeted: "Fast tracked into the leadership conversation."
A third added: "Plays for the shirt week in week out."
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