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The 24-year-old made Premier League history on Sunday by scoring two goals in the first three minutes of the game.
Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has praised midfielder Scott McTominay, who made Premier League history on Sunday with his quick double against Leeds United.
The Scottish international became the first player in league history to score two goals in the first three minutes of a game, putting United off to a perfect start at Old Trafford.
McTominay’s double put United on track to a 6-2 win as Bruno Fernandes also scored a pair of goals, while Victor Lindelof and Daniel James also scored the score.
Solskjaer was happy with the way his team started against Leeds, and he saved special praise for the man who gave his team a two-goal lead at the start.
“We have been criticized for our starts, but the guys were prepared,” Solskjaer said. BBC Radio 5 Live. “We have approached the game very well. We have seen videos and we have looked for ways to exploit them, but also ways to avoid being hurt. It was a great start.
“Scott used to be a striker when he was a kid, he’s a physical monster. He can win in the air, he wins tackles, but he’s so strong and fast too. He just ran into the space that we were hoping to get. to create space and good finishes.
“I have to stop Scott from doing that sometimes, he’s an offensive midfielder by nature. But when he sees space in front of him, why stop him? But he’s great at protecting all four of his backs.”
Solskjaer was also happy to see James enter the roster at an unusual start, scoring the Welshman’s first league goal since scoring against Southampton in August 2019.
“The goal will also give Dan James a lot of confidence,” added the Norwegian. “He’s been biding his time, he’s been patient, he’s worked hard and he’s still in violin shape and I was very, very happy for him.”
United advanced to third place with the victory and are just five points behind first place Liverpool with a game in hand over Jurgen Klopp’s men. However, the Red Devils boss was quick to emphasize how many games remain this season, dismissing any comments about a title challenge.
“It’s been 13 games this season, we are a work in progress,” he added. “We are improving, we are fitter and stronger, but there are still some details to be finalized and let’s talk about the title later.”