Manchester United bolstered their hopes of finishing in the Premier League top four by squeezing past West Ham 1-0 on Sunday evening.
It was a tight victory for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men as they overcame a fellow UEFA Champions League challenger, courtesy of Craig Dawson’s own goal. The Hammers defender was somewhat unfortunate in the way that Scott McTominay’s header deflected off of him and into the back of the net but the Red Devils would not have minded at all in what form the goal came.
It was the aforementioned McTominay who was key for the Red Devils in claiming victory, playing a crucial role in the goal, as well as the remainder of the game.
The Scottish midfielder is currently in the midst of his best scoring season having scored seven goals in all competitions, and whilst the winner will not be awarded to him, his intervention made it.
McTominay continued to display that hunger to get forward throughout the rest of the clash, having two shots, as well as providing a key pass, according to WhoScored. His passing statistics also remained eye-catching as he accumulated a highly impressive accuracy rate of 96.9%. No player on the park who started the game managed to complete a higher percentage of their attempted passes than the Scottish international, including the ever-inspirational Bruno Fernandes.
The 24-year-old wasn’t finished there though as he also played a pivotal role from a defensive standpoint, too.
Partnered alongside Fred, McTominay produced two tackles and a further four interceptions – no player on either side managing to pick off more opposition passes than the Red Devils’ midfielder.
The only slight blot on his copy book was a silly yellow card picked up for a pull-back on Michail Antonio, however, that should not take anything away from his performance at all in what could be a crucial victory for the Red Devils.