Man United boss Ralf Rangnick called FA Cup hero Scott McTominay a captain

Interim manager Ralf Rangnick tipped Scott McTominay to put on the captain’s belt in Manchester United one day after the midfielder led his team to victory in the third round of the FA Cup over Aston Villa on Monday.

The Scottish national team scored the only goal in the match at Old Trafford and his second in the last three matches with a fine header, which after eight minutes avoided Emilian Martinez. United won 1-0 and advanced to the fourth round. competitions.

Villa then had the ball in the net twice in the second half, but both attempts were ruled out. This weekend, the two teams will meet again in the Premier League.

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What did Rangnick say about McTominay?

“He’s an academy guy, his energy is amazing,” Rangnick told BBC Sport when asked about midfielder United. “Now he’s also starting to score goals and also with some leadership skills. I wouldn’t be surprised if he was captain of this team in a few years.”

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McTominay also contributed to their previous victory when he scored a spectacular opening goal at the end of December in a 3-1 win over Burnley. FotMob named him the Man of the Match with a score of 8.8, performing four shots and three of them on goal, while contributing three interventions, two air battles and five ball recovers.

His goal fell after the header of the great center Fred, who brought the ball into the lime from a great distance outside the upper right corner of the lime. The backing duo was nicknamed “McFred” among Manchester United’s loyalists, and the combination was great to advance United to the fourth round of the FA Cup.

Rangnick called Dea Gea “exceptional”

Rangnick also had warm words for goalkeeper David de Gea, who kept Villa late for control with a number of fine stops.

“We have to develop a team into a clean team and that was another today, but even so, David de Gea was excellent for me again today,” he added. “I wish he had fewer interventions overall, I think we had four or five shots per goal, but we can still improve in this area as well.”

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De Gea performed four interventions, including the biggest one at night on Matty Cash’s shot, which triggered a dive attempt by a Spaniard who tried to hiss from the right.

However, the Red Devils saved some embarrassment with a critical VAR decision that resulted in Aston Villa striker Danny Ings, who was defeated by a funky offside decision against Jacob Ramsey.


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