In a thrilling 2-1 victory over Brentford, Manchester United’s midfielder Scott McTominay delivered one of the most memorable Premier League cameos.
The match at Old Trafford got off to a rocky start as the Red Devils fell behind in the 26th minute when Andre Onana’s handling error allowed Mathias Jensen to score for Brentford. The visitors managed to maintain their lead until stoppage time, and it seemed like United were on the brink of suffering their fifth league defeat of the season.
However, McTominay emerged as the hero off the bench with his late-game heroics. In the 93rd minute, he leveled the score by capitalizing on a rebound from Diogo Dalot’s shot. Then, in the 97th minute, McTominay sealed a dramatic victory by heading the ball beyond Thomas Strakosha.
While rarely starting under manager Erik ten Hag, the 26-year-old made a significant statement with his performance against Brentford, which could potentially change his fortunes following the international break.
In addition to his two crucial goals, McTominay achieved a 100% pass completion rate and won all of his ground duels. It was a remarkable display by the Scottish midfielder, who had been linked with a departure last summer.
Despite the victory, United remains in 10th place in the league table with 12 points. They are currently four points behind fourth-placed Liverpool, who have a game in hand.
While their performance against Brentford was lackluster until the dramatic turnaround, Ten Hag will be hopeful that this result will set the stage for improved performances after the international break.