Gary Neville compares McTominay to Roy Keane & Scholes after his goals vs Leedsu - Webbertips


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Tuesday, December 22, 2020

Gary Neville compares McTominay to Roy Keane & Scholes after his goals vs Leedsu

Source: skysport

Gary Neville hailed Scott McTominay's two-goal contribution as Manchester United hammered Leeds 6-2 at Old Trafford to move third in the Premier League.

Mctominay vs Leeds
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The Scotland midfielder hadn't scored in 10 league appearances this season prior to today, but netted twice in the opening three minutes as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer made a lightning-fast start.

In doing so, McTominay became the first player ever to score twice in the first three minutes of a Premier League match.

After the Scottish midfielder scored his second of the game, Neville said on commentary: 'McTominay's turned into Paul Scholes and Roy Keane inside three minutes.

'He's driving forward, I'm not sure whether that's in the tactics or if he just fancied it, but he's gone and Martial comes inside, sees him running and he's off. His first touch is brilliant, his second is sublime.

'We thought United would counter-attack and attack quickly, but we didn't think that the holding midfielder would be on the end of it. What a start.'

Keane was in the studio as a pundit for Sky and, when asked about Neville's comments at half-time, replied: 'Probably more Scholesy to be fair.'

Webbertips Neville on Mctominay
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Later in the game, Neville added: 'He (McTominay) is emerging and growing. He's someone Ole can rely upon in the big games with Fred and Fernandes in front of them. Then Pogba, Matic and Van de Beek fit in around that.

Bruno Fernandes added a third goal for the hosts after 20 minutes before Victor Lindelof made it four before the break 17 minutes later.

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Liam Cooper reduced the deficit just before half-time, but Daniel James re-established the Red Devils' four-goal lead with his first Premier League strike since August 2019.

Fernandes then bagged his second from the spot after Anthony Martial had been tripped by Pascal Struijk before Stuart Dallas rounded off the scoring after 73 minutes.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's men next face Leicester at the King Power Stadium, who go into the fixture off the back of a morale-boosting 2-0 win over Tottenham which has put them second in the table, one point ahead of United.

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