Ole Gunnar Solskjaer admits Man United youngster is making him proud

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has his say on Man United's 1-1 draw with Arsenal in the Premier League on Monday night

Scott McTominay
Scott McTominay (Photo: Adidas)

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has heaped praise on Scott McTominay following his fine performance in Manchester United’s 1-1 draw with Arsenal in the Premier League on Monday night.

The Scottish midfielder opened the scoring for the Red Devils just before half-time when he fired home a quality strike into the roof of the net from the edge of the penalty area.

However, Manchester United were forced to settle for a draw after Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang netted an equaliser midway through the second half at Old Trafford.

McTominay put in a solid performance once again and he has been a regular fixture in the first team under Solskjaer this season.

And Red Devils boss Solskjaer has admitted that he has been very impressed by what he has seen from McTominay in recent games.

Asked to rate McTominay’s performance, Solskjaer told his post-match news conference: “Yeah, a great strike, a great counter-attack first. We showed the legs, the pace, a great strike by Scotty. I’ve never hit a ball like that.

”He’s playing well. He’s learning. He’s one of the six Academy boys that started the game today, Mason [Greenwood] came on too.

“That’s a great plus for us and something we’re proud of and Scotty will only get better and better.“

Manchester United are now preparing for their trip to AZ Alkmaar in the Europa League on Thursday night.

The Red Devils will then turn their attentions towards their trip to Newcastle United in the Premier League on Sunday afternoon as they bid to get back to winning ways in the top flight.

Monday’s draw left them 10th in the table.

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