Scott McTominay was belatedly awarded Manchester United’s second goal against Brighton on Wednesday evening, three days after the match at Old Trafford.

The goal, United’s second in the 3-1 win, had previously gone down as an own goal to Davy Propper.

United confirmed the decision had been made by the Premier League’s Goal Accreditation Appeals Panel, after the club had appealed on McTominay’s behalf.

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McTominay expressed his delight at the move, joking that he was glad that his celebration was not all for nothing.

He also added that he was working as hard as he can to get back to full fitness, while stopping short of discussing any possible return date.


Harry Maguire chimed in, asking if he would get the assist for the goal.

Gary Lineker joked on Twitter that this was ‘one of VAR’s quicker decisions’.


Many United fans, us included, couldn’t help pointing out the high profile players who have scored fewer Premier League goals than McTominay has now.

McTominay scored his first United goals at the end of last season to end the campaign with two, and he has already bettered that this time around.

There’s a chance he could even reach double figures this seasonif he carries on his rapid improvement. That’s why his possible spell out is such a blow if he misses games.

He is a doubt to face Sheffield United after picking up an injury against Brighton and he could be out even longer.

You can get a full breakdown of United’s extensive injury list below…

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