Manchester United’s 9-0 win over Southampton on Tuesday night was a game that will live long in the memory for all those who witnessed it. It featured two red cards, a penalty a goal disallowed by VAR and nine goals. It was a game full of incident.
One player in particular who won’t forget the game in a hurry is Manchester United’s Scotland midfielder Scott McTominay. He was involved in the game’s most notable incident after just over a minute of the match.
Victim of a poor challenge
He was the victim of a poor challenge from Southampton’s Alexandre Jankewitz, which saw the player receive a straight red card.
McTominay was probably fortunate to avoid injury, as he was caught on the shin with the challenge. Still, the good news for the 24-year-old was that he managed to recover from the challenge, and even better he scored for United.
Goal capped off fine display
His arrowed shot into the corner of the net was Manchester United’s sixth goal of the game. It was a fine goal from the player, and capped off a good display from the midfielder. The win put United level on points with Manchester City at the top of the Premier League. Although City do have two games in hand.
One man who would have been relieved to see McTominay avoid serious injury is Scotland manager Steve Clarke. The midfielder will be a key man for Scotland in the European Championships. The last thing he would have wanted is the player to out of action for a period of time.
Thankfully for McTominay that wasn’t the case. Now he looks set to be a Manchester United mainstay for the rest of the season.