Manchester United got back to winning ways on Saturday with a narrow 1-0 win over Leicester City at Old Trafford.
Marcus Rashford’s 8th-minute penalty proved the decider, which sees the Red Devils climb above the Foxes and into fourth-place.
Former Leicester defender Harry Maguire – who made the switch to Old Trafford in the summer for a world record £80m fee – put in a solid display for his new employers, registering an overall rating of 7.51 from WhoScored after winning four aerial battles and keeping a clean sheet.
However, it was young midfielder Scott McTominay who has impressed the United faithful on Twitter, after his hard (but fair) tackle on Leicester and England full-back Ben Chilwell.
United’s official Twitter account posted a GIF of the bullish challenge this morning, alongside the caption “Going in with everything you’ve got, a bit like Scott McTominay #MondayMotivation”.
Unsurprisingly, this sort of passion has gone down excellently with the club’s supporters, with one fan stating that the tackle was similar to the kind of tackles Jaap Stam and Nemanja Vidic used to put in. Indeed, the Dutchman hit the headlines for his crunching tackle against a Bayern XI player as recently as May of this year and Vidic put in his fair share of devastating tackles at Old Trafford, with this video from Manchester Evening News displaying that.
Here’s how some reacted:
— ¿ (@TonyScoresAgain) September 16, 2019
— Ché (@UtdChe) September 16, 2019
— Jamal Kamal (@jamal_kamal_) September 16, 2019
— Olamilekan (@I_Am_Cisseh) September 16, 2019
— Solskjaer FC (@SolskjaerTime) September 16, 2019
— OLUMIDE⚫ (@_MideOlajide) September 16, 2019
— JӨΉП (@OrAroundTen) September 16, 2019
Like Stam and Vidic
— am7 (@AdeanM7) September 16, 2019
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