Following yesterday’s result, United remain unbeaten in their last 13 Premier League games against Arsenal at Old Trafford since a 1-0 defeat in September 2006. United still have one of the sturdiest defences in the Premier League, surpassed only by Liverpool and Leicester City.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer made three changes from the 2-0 defeat to West Ham: Axel Tuanzebe, Jesse Lingard and Paul Pogba (making his 100th Premier League appearance) coming into the starting XI. 17-year-old striker Mason Greenwood was on the bench with Marcus Rashford passed fit.
McTominay is my man of the match. He was the more industrious of the midfielders and looked the likelier to make an impact, though he missed a gilt-edged chance to put United 2-0 up as he headed over the bar from six yards out.
That miss was punished as Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang capitalised on a mistake by Axel Tuanzebe to score the equaliser, with the goal given following a VAR check. The initially disallowed goal was in dispute, with the United defence stopping when the ‘linesman’ had raised his flag for offside, and moreover the ref had apparently even blown the whistle.
Scott’s goal was fantastic and he had an excellent overall performance. He will be named in Steve Clarke’s Scotland squad for upcoming games against Russia and San Marino.
McTominay has impressed since being given a prominent role in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s central midfield at the beginning of the season and has the necessary determination and mental strength. At only 22-years of age, he has shown to have become a leader on the pitch despite his tender years. He drives the team forward and tries to make things happen. Former United player Darren Fletcher believes he’s got the necessary drive: “He gets on the ball and doesn’t hide. He has taken the onus on himself to drag the team with him.”
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