Manchester United have named their team for today’s game with Tottenham Hotspur.
Scott McTominay said in the build up to the game that he wanted to make life difficult for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in terms of who to pick in a competitive midfield.
“First and foremost, for an early game in the season it’s good to get off the mark with the goals, and it’s something I’m looking to add into my game all the time with the coaches and the work I’m doing off the pitch as well,” he told MUTV.
“You have to spread goals around, you can’t just solely rely on two, three, four to get the goals; that’s not the way it works. For us as midfielders, and also you’ve got the defenders too, we all have to contribute more. It’s something the coaches have spoken about and everyone is really dialled in to that.
“I feel fit, ready to go and I’m fully focused. My legs are fresh and whenever the manager needs me, I’m ready. He knows that anyway, because I always tell him!”
“You can’t expect too much too soon from a team that’s had one-and-a-half weeks together, and everyone is at different levels coming back from international duty. It’s no time to panic, the [bad] results are a bump on the road. The performances will come with the stronger and fitter we get. Obviously, we’re playing for Man United and we know the expectation is there, but for us as a team we know we’re going in the right way.
“Step by step, everyone is getting fitter and stronger. We have to maintain those levels of performance and win football matches at all costs; that’s the message we’re getting from the manager and the coaches. For us, it’s important to keep building every week, go step by step. It’s about putting those performances together and the results definitely will follow if we play well and to our capabilities.”
Wan-Bissaka Bailly Maguire Shaw
Greenwood Fernandes Rashford