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Scott McTominay sees the signing of Casemiro as an opportunity, not a threat

Scott McTominay says that sometimes you have to fight like dogs to win

By Harry Smith

Scott McTominay says that sometimes you have to fight like dogs to win
Scott McTominay says that sometimes you have to fight like dogs to win
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Yesterday, Manchester United defeated Southampton away at St Mary’s Stadium to get their second consecutive win of the season in the new Erik ten Hag era. Following the final whistle, the Red Devils’ midfielder Scott McTominay, who completed the whole 90 minutes, spoke to the press in a post-match interview.

The 25-year-old Scottish player said that he and his teammates had a great reaction after that shocking Brentford defeat: “Everyone’s fighting and digging in for each other, and sometimes that’s what you’ve got to do, you’ve to win ugly. It takes a lot of to come back from that as a team and fight, and we just can’t let that dip for now”.

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When talking about Casemiro, who plays in his position, he said that it’s a good oportunity to learn from him, rather than a threat to his playing time: “To learn off somebody like him who has won pretty much everything in the game is amazing. His mentality, the way he’s so firm with everything that he does, an amazing footballer who can help us so much and be one of our main players”.

Scott McTominay is one of the latest Manchester United academy players that have established themselves as a regular first-team player in recent years. Since making his senior debut in 2017, his importance in the team has been increasing over the years. However, Fred and he have been very criticized as a midfield duo, which is why Casemiro was signed in the first place.

The debut

The club’s newest signing, Casemiro, made his debut with Manchester United yesterday after being subbed in the 80th minute. The former Real Madrid midfielder showed in only 10 minutes on the field the aggressiveness and intensity that everybody has been talking about since he was signed. Hopefully, he will start against Leicester City next week.

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