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Fans take to social media to praise Scott McTominay's man-of-the-match performance against Burnley

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‘It’s Paul Scholes in a costume’: Man United fans take to social media to praise Scott McTominay’s man-of-the-match display against Burnley, comparing the Scot to legends like Zidane and Pirlo

  • Manchester United beat Burnley 3-1 in their final game before New Years Eve
  • Scott McTominay opened the scoring for United in the eighth minute of the game
  • The 25-year-old was awarded the man of the match award at the end of the game
  • McTominay was praised by social media users for his performance on Thursday
  • Both Thiery Henry and Roberto Martinez also sang the United player’s praises  


Fans have taken to social media to praise Scott McTominay for his performance during Manchester United’s 3-1 win over Burnley on Thursday evening. 

The Scotland international opened the scoring for Manchester United in the eighth minute of the game after curling one past Wayne Hennessey from the edge of the box.   

Supporters said McTominay’s man-of-the-match performance at Old Trafford drew similarities to that of Paul Scholes, Zinedine Zidane and Pirlo as they praised the 25-year-old’s tenacity on the pitch. 

Fans have taken to social media to praise Scott McTominay for his performance during Manchester United's 3-1 win over Burnley on Thursday evening

Fans have taken to social media to praise Scott McTominay for his performance during Manchester United’s 3-1 win over Burnley on Thursday evening

The Scotland international opened the scoring for Manchester United in the eighth minute of the game after curling one past Wayne Hennessey

The Scotland international opened the scoring for Manchester United in the eighth minute of the game after curling one past Wayne Hennessey

Taking to Twitter, one fan wrote: ‘Scott McTominay has been superb tonight. Scored one, made another, sprinted, chased, used the ball well, smashed into challenges. Top performance.’ 

Another added: ‘I really hope that Scott Mctominay performance isn’t going under the radar’. 

While one supported joked: ‘Scott Mctominay is having his annual game where he turns into Zidane’. 

Before another Twitter user added: ‘Nah this ain’t Scott McTominay, it’s Paul Scholes in a costume’.  

Thiery Henry was also quick to praise McTominay for his performance against Burnley on Thursday evening. 

Speaking about McTominay’s display, the Arsenal legend Henry told Amazon Prime: ‘The symbol of the night was McTominay.

‘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.’

Belgium boss Roberto Martinez shared the same opinion as Henry, adding: ‘He is all action, he makes the front four better. It’s important when you have creative players that you have other players who are willing to work.

McTominay was also seen giving his shirt to a Scotland and United fan after the game

McTominay was also seen giving his shirt to a Scotland and United fan after the game

The 25-year-old was quick to notice the child's banner and headed over to hand him his shirt

The 25-year-old was quick to notice the child’s banner and headed over to hand him his shirt

The boy was delighted and celebrated with him family before thanking McTominay

The boy was delighted and celebrated with him family before thanking McTominay

‘He was always protecting his team-mates and then he was a threat in the final third. It was a beautiful, clinical strike. He was a constant influence. His performance was of the highest level.’

McTominay was also seen giving his shirt to a Scotland and Manchester United fan after the game.  

The young boy was seen holding a poster that displayed Scotland’s national flag and read: ‘Scott McTominay can I have your shirt’. 

The 25-year-old was quick to notice the child’s banner and headed over to hand him his man-of-the-match shirt. 

The boy was delighted with the token and celebrated with him family before thanking McTominay.  

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