By Taiwo Ibrahim
Scott McTominay came off the bench to score two goals to lead Manchester United to a 2-1 win over Brentford on Saturday, Sportivationng.com reports.
The Red Devils trailed until the 93rd minute and required a brace from the most unlikely source to snatch the maximum points.
Erik Ten Hag has praised his side’s resilience after ending a tough week with a vital win.
“It showed the big character of this team, it showed resilience, it shows also that we have a plan to keep going, and you have to make your own luck, and that is what we did,” Ten Hag said.
“They kept going the whole game — we were losing, but the belief was always there, and they are also patient. They were calm, we kept switching the game and we created chances, but the ball was not going in the net,” Ten Hag added.
“It tells something about the dressing-room, a player who is coming on for five minutes and bringing that spirit on the pitch, he fights so (much) for the badge, and you have to earn the badge, but definitely Scott McTominay is United,” he said.
McTominay expressed his delight after helping bailing the team out of defeat.
“That might be one of my favourite moments on a football pitch. Two goals at the death was incredible, but I am just happy to be able to contribute and show people that I can do it,” McTominay said.
Brentford manager Thomas Frank was understandably disappointed with the loss.
“To lose the game is even more brutal, at least a draw was probably a fairer reflection,” Frank said.
“(That’s) the beauty of the game of football. The ball dropped in the right areas for them, that’s it … first half, we were much better than in the second, but so close to being the perfect away performance.”