‘Everyone’s fighting and digging in for each other’: Scott McTominay praises the resolve of his Manchester United teammates after their ‘ugly’ win over Southampton on Saturday
- Manchester United moved to seventh in the league after beating Southampton
- They have now won back-to-back games after a woeful start to the season
- Scott McTominay praised his teammates’ ‘fight’ in turning their form around
- He described new signing Casemiro as having won ‘pretty much everything’
Manchester United midfielder Scott McTominay spoke of the improved ‘fight’ from his teammates after their 1-0 win over Southampton on Saturday.
United had a woeful start to the season with losses to Brighton and Brentford in their opening games but have since produced back-to-back wins.
They have risen from bottom of the Premier League to a much more respectable seventh in the space of six days.
Scott McTominay commended the ‘fight’ of his Manchester United teammates
Erik ten Hag’s side has won back-to-back games after a woeful start to the Premier League
‘So far, we’re getting that reaction from the boys,’ McTominay told MUTV after the Southampton game.
‘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 to come back from that [4-0 loss to Brentford] as a team and fight, and we just can’t let that dip now.’
Despite the recent change in form, the midfielder insisted the Red Devils are staying humble. He said: ‘We’re not getting carried away.
New signing Casemiro made his debut off the bench on Saturday after signing for £70 million
‘We need to make sure that the fire we had for Liverpool and this game is still there, it can’t go out against Leicester or Arsenal.’
McTominay also touched on his new teammate Casemiro, who recently arrived from Real Madrid for £70 million and made his debut off the bench on Saturday.
‘To learn off somebody like him who has won pretty much everything in the game is amazing,’ The Scotland international added.
‘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.’