Scott McTominay’s habit of scoring important goals continued last night, as he scored the only goal of the game in Manchester United’s FA Cup tie against West Ham.
The Scotland international didn’t start the game, he came on as a second-half substitute. However, that didn’t stop him from having a major impact on the match. With the game in extra time after a goalless 90 minutes, McTominay stepped up and became the hero.
A cool finish
The ball broke to the 24-year-old on the edge of the penalty area during a Manchester United attack and his low finish went into the back of the net.
It was a cool finish that a striker would be proud of. More importantly, it booked United’s place in the last eight of the FA Cup. They have a real chance of winning the competition now.
Now, McTominay isn’t primarily in the Manchester United side to score goals. However, he has found the back of the net on a regular basis this season.
On course for double figures
His goal on Tuesday night was his third goal in three game, and his seventh of the season overall. He must be confident of scoring double figures before the end of the season, which would be a remarkable achievement for the player.
Unsurprisingly, some Manchester United fans on social media were delighted with McTominay’s performance and goal.
One fan even claimed that he could well become a Manchester United great in the future. Only time will tell on that front, but he has been a very important player this season.
Here are some of the best reactions from Twitter to McTominay’s goal and performance:
Mctominay surely should get MOTM he is the only player who actually drove forward with the football with tenacity and done something with substance.
— Alan Shields 🏴🇾🇪 (@AlanShields12) February 9, 2021
Scott McTominay has everything in him to be the total package.
Technically good, press resistent, high workrate, vocal, born leader, aerial strength, calm under pressure and as we’ve seen this season, a sweet first time shot too.
No wonder SAF, Jose & Ole rate him highly.
— ManUtdSense (@SensibleUtd) February 9, 2021
Scott McTominay probably has the best one time shot technique in the squad, No matter how u lay it to him…
it never leaves the grass and packs lots of venom
— 𝗙𝗿𝗲𝘀𝗵𝗽𝗿𝗶𝗻𝗰𝗲™🦍 (@Freshprince_Utd) February 9, 2021
McTominay has become such a fantastic midfield option. He was always talented, but Ole has progressed him to another level. Proper stalwart in midfield when he plays, adding goals to his game too. José introduced us to him, Ole has furthered him. pic.twitter.com/ykqevxKIu0
— ً (@UtdHenry) February 9, 2021
We made hard work of that tonight. Struggled to break down West Ham who sat deep in their own half. Great strike from McTominay to get our only goal. The run he made from the defence to get into six yard box was just brilliant. Rashford getting the assist as well. #MUFC 🇾🇪 #FACup
— Andrew Wall (@andrew_wall) February 9, 2021
Scott McTominay is gradually becoming the footballer that Jose predicted him to be. Only one reason – hardwork, hardwork & hardwork. 👏🏽 #MUFC
— Uncle Wilsøn™ (@iam_wilsons) February 10, 2021
Mctominay has everything you need to become a United great and he’s only gonna get better
— Bestley (@ZachBest_) February 9, 2021