20 Jan 2022 | 04:38 | Football
The German strategist was completely satisfied with the young star’s performance, especially in the second half of the match.
Individual midfielder Scott McTominay had an impressive performance in the second half of the clash between Brentford and Man Utd. Efforts to steal the ball from the Scottish star set the stage for Mason Greenwood’s two goals along with Marcus Rashford.
Therefore, right after the match ended, coach Ralf Rangnick gave McTominay praise.
“In the first half we were behind in every aspect of the game. In the second half Scott was an exemplary star, a true leader, he played up to expectations when we needed him. most explosive,” Rangnick said.
“That spread the positive energy to all the players in the center of the pitch, by winning the duels in the second half we had the counter-attacks and we knew they were. I can play with that speed and tempo in front of goal.”
However, besides that, the 63-year-old strategist also acknowledged the weakness of the home team, especially during the first half of the match.
“Honestly without David De Gea and his saves it would have been different. We were sloppy, not strong enough in the center of the pitch, lost the ball most of the 50/50 tackles. 50,” added Rangnick.