Scott McTominay hails Manchester United’s attitude as midfielder insists they are ‘approaching games in the right frame of mind’ after his brace in thumping win over Leeds
- Manchester United midfielder Scott McTominay has praised his team’s attitude
- McTominay scored a quickfire brace as his side secured a 6-2 victory v Leeds
- The 24-year-old stressed United are now approaching games in the right way
Scott McTominay was full of praise for Manchester United’s attitude following their emphatic 6-2 win against Leeds.
McTominay set Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side on their way to victory with a quickfire brace inside the first three minutes, with Manchester United proceeding to produce an impressive performance.
The midfielder stressed that United are now approaching games in the correct manner having often failed to do so last season.
Scott McTominay praised Manchester United’s attitude following their 6-2 victory over Leeds
McTominay told Sky Sports: ‘It depends what personnel we’re playing. I’m used to playing high energy, high tempo football. We played really well today.
‘I think everybody know Leeds are an amazing team and have an amazing coach. We did a lot of analysis on them and it paid off.
‘You just go on the pitch and do your job, you don’t want to get too carried away. Every game is a cup final.
‘Last season we weren’t approaching games in the right frame of mind, but this time we are. We’re getting used to scoring goals at home, it’s so important.’
McTominay, who scored a quickfire brace, stressed United are starting games in the right way
United are now third in the table, just five points adrift of leaders Liverpool with a game in hand.
McTominay was eager to point out that, while United will take confidence from their display against Leeds, they aren’t even looking at the league table at present.
He said: ‘The confidence grows and everyone gets that boost of energy. The athleticism we showed today was second to none.
‘We don’t look at the table, there’s no time for looking. We have to take every game one by one.’
Despite United being just five points off Liverpool, McTominay is taking one game at a time
Although his task is usually to protect the defence, McTominay relished being afforded more freedom against Leeds as he pushed forward to excellent effect.
After McTominay’s early goals, Manchester United found themselves 4-0 up after just 37 minutes, with Bruno Fernandes and Victor Lindelof also getting on the scoresheet.
In a hugely eventful encounter, Leeds got a goal back through Liam Cooper but Dan James and Fernandes added further strikes for the hosts before Stuart Dallas scored a late consolation.
Although they have often struggled at Old Trafford this season, United will hope that Sunday’s result will provide them with a major boost ahead of their upcoming home games.