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Manchester United midfielder Scott McTominay during their draw with Atalanta, Bergamo, November 2021.

Scott McTominay had an excellent match during Manchester United’s 3-1 win over Burnley, scoring the first goal and only being denied another by an excellent fingertip save.

McTominay produced a man-of-the-match performance on Thursday night as Ralf Rangnick’s side bounced back from Monday’s draw at Newcastle with a routine win.

The Scotland international curled home United’s early opener from the edge of the box before an own goal from Ben Mee and a Cristiano Ronaldo strike sealed the win before half-time.

Rangnick’s side spent the second half looking to add to their total and McTominay came inches from scoring his second of the night, thwarted only by an excellent save from Wayne Hennessey.

Channelling his inner Arie Haan (ask your parents), the 25-year-old curled another sizzling long-range shot that Hennessey needed to be at full stretch to keep out. 

After the game, McTominay told reporters: “Probably first-half as a team was [the best display under Rangnick]. We were a bit flat in the second half for whatever reason. We need to get that for a full 90 minutes which we haven’t really had this year.”

“The symbol of the night was McTominay,” Arsenal legend Henry told Amazon Prime. “He responded really well. The energy, the desire, the commitment is what you want from a player of this club.

“You’re always going to be compared to the players who came before. But what I like about him is his maturity, on the field and off the field.

“He played really well but he’s also thinking about the team’s performance. He is maturing a lot as a leader in this squad.”

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