Scott McTominay appeared to relish the old school battle between Manchester United and Leeds.
The throwback fixture took place in wet conditions with puddles across the pitch and players sliding around.
The conditions were ready-made for midfielder Scott McTominay, who appeared to relish throwing himself about and going in for every challenge.
The Scotland international did lots of the dirty work in United’s midfield, working tirelessly – and also it seems, playing through the pain.
After the game McTominay showed off a picture of his ankle, cover in cuts after a physical 90 minutes, calling it a ‘proper game’.
McTominay may be a little sore in the morning but these are not likely to be injuries which will keep him out of United’s next fixture.
There is however a real selection dilemma ahead for manager Ralf Rangnick heading into the clash with Atletico Madrid.
Both Fred and Paul Pogba have been stating their cases for selection in midfield, and McTominay has been a near ever present under Rangnick.
McTominay was a little fortunate not to be sent off in the win, having walked a real tightrope in the second half after a couple of late challenges. Thankfully there was a little leniency from the referee.
He won three tackles and made two interceptions, while also coming off better in an early clash of heads with German defender Robin Koch, who required stitches.
On a day where United needed the players to dig in and fight, McTominay proved up to the task, with the team’s more skilful players doing the business in the final third.
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