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Unsung Hero: Scott McTominay put in a mature performance during Hammers defeat

Unsung Hero: Scott McTominay put in a mature performance during Hammers defeat - Manchester United

It may perhaps sound bizarre to compliment a Manchester United player following their performance and defeat against West Ham, but Scott McTominay can take heart from his display on Sunday afternoon.

The Red Devils were undone by a hard-working Hammers side at the London Stadium, with goals from Andriy Yarmolenko and Aaron Cresswell sealing all three points for the hosts come 4pm.

United came away from east London not only pointless, but with an injury to their key striker – Marcus Rashford – after the England international limped off in the second-half with a groin injury.

The 22-year-old is due to have a scan today, though it is feared that he could be sidelined for a “little while”, according to manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer (via the Mirror).

Proof of United’s poor showing on Sunday was summed up perfectly by WhoScored, with just one Red Devils player acquiring an overall rating of above 7/10.

That player was midfielder Scott McTominay (7.01/10), who put in another solid shift for United on a forgettable day for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men in the capital.

The Scotland international registered a shot on target, a key pass, three successful dribbles, two tackles and two interceptions against the Hammers (via WhoScored).

He also registered an 86.3% pass completion rate – more than any other United player – with Manchester Evening News saying that the 22-year-old showed “spirit and fight” throughout the encounter.

McTominay has now averaged a rating of 7.15/10 in his opening six games for United this term (WhoScored), and is steadily proving his ability to compete in the English top-flight.

United fans, what did you make of McTominay’s performance on Sunday? Let us know in the comments!


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