There was joy over the weekend for Scotland star Scott McTominay as he secured a memorable afternoon for Manchester United.
With help from Manchester City goalkeeper Ederson, the Scotsman managed to send a shot from all of 40 yards sailing into the net, sealing a 2-0 United derby win after Anthony Martial’s first half effort had squirmed under Ederson.
It capped off a brilliant day for the Red Devils, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer recording an impressive third win over Pep Guardiola this season.
The Scotsman started this one on the bench and was introduced with just over ten minutes to go as United look to see the game out. When he came on, McTominay did a good job of screening the back four.
He was putting in all the right challenges and picking the right moments to play it forward. The approach was careful but Manchester United victory was sealed by McTominay with virtually the last kick of the ball.
City were sending it long in the dying embers and Ederson tried to throw it out quickly to the left as the clock ticked down. The Brazilian clearly wasn’t aware of McTominay’s presence, who with an excellent first time strike, punished the opposition keeper with a long-range effort to seal a big derby win.
It’s another boost for the midfielder who has only recently returned from injury ahead of Scotland’s crucial Euro 2020 play-off match against Israel later this month.