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Scott McTominay’s spotlight against Ukraine has gone viral, and Eric Ten Hag has changed him

Scott McTominay's spotlight against Ukraine has gone viral, and Eric Ten Hag has changed him

Scott McTominay was the star of the show as Scotland beat Ukraine 3-0 in the UEFA Nations League on Wednesday night.

After Ukraine ended their hopes of making it to the World Cup in the summer, Scotland prepared for the Nations League match with a lively display.

Hampden Park revolted when John McGinn put the hosts 1-0 ahead after 70 minutes, a brace from Lyndon Dykes in the last 10 minutes that secured a 3-0 win for Steve Clark’s side.

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McGinn and Dykes may have been the scorers, but it was McTominay who really shone as he dominated the center of the park with a solid display.

I had the pleasure of watching Manchester United’s singles man against Ukraine, often sending off opponents to set his side on attack.

On the ball, he was often criticized for passing sideways and backwards, but against Ukraine the 25-year-old often looked to play the killer pass.

Many thought McTominay would have to secure a place on the bench at United following Casemiro’s arrival in the summer.

However, Casemiro was the spectator as a substitute as Eric Ten Hag opted to stick with McTominay after a string of impressive performances during United’s ascent.

Often criticized by fans when things go wrong, McTominay has proven to the faithful at Old Trafford that he is more than capable of doing the job for the team in the middle of the park.

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Fans reacted on social media after McTominay’s adorable show.

One fan said, “Mctominay has completely redefined it under Erik ten Hag.”

Another tweeted: “That’s why Casemiro will start on the bench.”

A third fan added, “I’ve improved a lot since we signed Casemiro, we just needed the competition to reach this new level.”

Another United fan said: “He’s been in great shape all season. I’m very happy for him.”

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McTominay hopes to continue his good form during the international break in order to cement his place in Ten Hag’s plans for this season.

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Next up for United will be the little thing of the Manchester derby against the champion, City.

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