Ole Gunnar Solskjaer Lauds ‘Bodily Monster’ Scott McTominay After Report-Breaking Brace
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer described Scott McTominay as a “bodily monster” after he bagged a record-breaking brace throughout Manchester United’s 6-2 victory over Leeds.
McTominay grew to become the primary participant in historical past to attain two targets within the opening three minutes of a Premier League match, netting two wonderful strikes towards the Whites to offer the Crimson Devils a dream begin.
His first was an arrowing shot from outdoors the realm after 67 seconds and he quickly slotted house one other to place United 2-0 up following good work from Anthony Martial.
A Bruno Fernandes brace, in addition to targets from Victor Lindelof and Daniel James, helped United dismantle Marcelo Bielsa’s aspect, however Solskjaer was fast to recognise after the sport the influence McTominay had made.
“Scott was once a striker as a child – he’s a bodily monster,” Solskjaer advised BBC Radio 5Live (through Objective). “He can win within the air, he wins tackles, however he is so sturdy and he is fast as nicely. He simply bumped into the area that we hoped he would get and it was good work by the opposite gamers to create the area and good finishes.
“I’ve to cease Scott from doing that generally – he’s an attacking midfielder by nature. However when he sees area in entrance of him, why cease him? However he is nice at shielding his again 4.”
The Norwegian additionally touched on the significance of James netting his Premier League first purpose since August 2019, in what was simply his seventh look of the season.
“The purpose will give Dan James a number of confidence too,” Solskjaer added. “He is been biding his time, been affected person, been working exhausting and he is nonetheless as match as a fiddle and I used to be very, more than happy for him.”
James’ purpose towards Leeds comes amid renewed hypothesis that he’ll search a mortgage transfer away from Outdated Trafford in January, though contemporary stories declare he’s eager to remain and battle for his place.
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