“One of the best performances” – Maguire praises McTominay

Tue 22 December 2020 | 10:29

Manchester United captain was pleased that his team-mate proved his ability by pulling off an astounding performance in the clash against Leeds United.

Harry Maguire

has praised “magnificent”

Scott McTominay

as he showed off one of the greatest performances the captain has ever seen. McTominay scored a brace and led

Manchester United

to a thumping 6-2 derby victory over

Leeds United

on Sunday.

The Scottland international now carries the record of the only player in the

Premier League

to have found the target twice within the first three minutes into the game. Bruno Fernandes has also scored a brace and with Victor Lindelof and Daniel James also meeting the back of the net a thrilling victory has been achieved by the United.

You’ve seen in recent months how we’ve been relying on the forward lads in [Marcus] Rash[ford] and Bruno, so for Scott to score was great. He was magnificent – one of the best performances I’ve seen and played with on the pitch from a central midfielder,

” The United captain said.

He deserved his two goals and it’s nice for Victor [Lindelof] to get on the scoresheet as well, it’s something we’ve worked on - a great touch from Anto[ny Martial] at the front post.

“It’s nice to spread the goals around, we know we’ve got goals in the team and it was a great night for players to get on the scoresheet. But more importantly, everyone is happy with the performance, the six goals and the three points.”

Maguire also commented on United’s place on the Premier League table and fighting for the silverware: “

I think it’s just important to keep winning games and looking after your own points tally.

“You can get ahead of yourself in terms of looking at other people’s results and you just need to look after yourself. If you keep winning games and putting three points on the table then you’ll be there or thereabouts.

“We’re not getting carried away, as I said. We had a big win [against Leeds] but there is lots of improvement we need to make to make sure we’re challenging at the end of the season. That’s what we’ve got to aim for.

“It’s really important this season that we try and get our hands on silverware and win a trophy.

“At this club we’re expected to win trophies and we go into this game full of confidence from the result [last weekend]. We’ve got to start winning trophies, we haven’t won in the last two or three years now and it’s important. It’s an important competition for ourselves to build momentum and confidence.”

source: SportMob