Scott McTominay says it was a ‘huge honour’ to captain Manchester United after being at the club since the age of five.

The Scotland international was Man of the Match and the scorer of the game’s only goal as Manchester United beat Watford 1-0 in the FA Cup. He was also made captain for the first time and his display pleased manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

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McTominay (Photo by Matthew Peters/Manchester United via Getty Images)

“Scott has had a very good season,” Solskjaer said. “He is 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.”

Solskjaer added: “He did [deliver] he always does. He’s a leader but I thought maybe today we give it to him to see how he reacts wearing the armband. He’s always out there leading the way but brilliant today.

“We’ve always trusted our young men coming through and Scott is one of them that we really believe has got the DNA of Man United in him and he knows what it is to be a Man United player.”

Manchester United v Watford - FA Cup Third Round

Solskjaer was pleased with his stand-in United captain. (Photo by Ash Donelon/Manchester United via Getty Images)

McTominay himself says it was a massive moment in his career: For me, when the manager told me [that I would be captain] it was a surreal moment, obviously being at this club since I was, what? I’d just turned five years old – [so] basically 18 years, 19 years [being] associated with the football club. So for me that’s a huge honour.

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