New footage shows the reason José Mourinho loved Scott McTominay

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Scott McTominay may not be on the same superstar level as other Manchester United midfielders like Paul Pogba, Bruno Fernandes, Nemanja Matic, Donny van de Beek and Fred, but the young midfielder has shown time and again that he has enough hunger to represent the club’s colours.

McTominay was one of the midfielders deployed by Olé Gunnar Solskjaer in the 5-0 demolition of RB Leipzig last week, and of course, he was very impressing.

But a new footage from the game has surfaced, which seems to be endearing the star to the fans even more.

In the footage, the Scotsman could be heard yelling at his teammates to remain aggressive, with about 12 minutes to go in the match.

This was even despite United being 3-0 up, after goals from Mason Greenwood and substitute, Marcus Rashford.

McTominay told his teammates, “We got to be aggressive, 12 minutes left, let’s go.”

Of course, his call for more aggression appears to have been more motivation for United, who then went on to add two more goals in the fixture.

Fans who have seen the clip have been very delighted with McTominay, with some recalling the fact that José Mourinho loved the lad, and even awarded him the ‘Manager’s player of the year’ award back in 2017.

One fan said after seeing the clip, “No wonder Mourinho loved him. He’s the perfect Mourinho player,” while another joked, “There’s a reason why McTominaytor holds a club record of the only winner of the Jose Mourinho Manager’s Player of the Year Award of 2017. The one and only. Respect”.

Mourinho gave McTominay his first team debut at United, and it is clear he must have seen something special in the player.

Of course, he still has plenty to learn, but he has shown time and again that he has it in him to be a superstar and a leader, and it’s only a matter of time before he gets there.

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