Scott McTominay put on a showdown in Manchester United’s 4-2 win over old foes Leeds at Elland Road on Sunday and he has the scars to show for it
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Two arch-enemies reunite their rivalry in Premier League on Sunday at opposing Elland Road under test conditions due to downpours during the halftime break.
Under challenging circumstances, United took the lead, despite having to survive the second half when they were 2-0 down by Leeds.
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First, a goddamn cross of Rodrigo passed an unlucky one David de Gea before Raphinha taps in the back column to signal the bedlam at Elland Road.
Fred then restored United’s lead, breaking home moments after coming on, before substitute Anthony Elanga scooped up three precious points for Ralf Rangnick of men in the end period.
The most recent clash between the two opponents was a Premier League Classic played in harsh conditions because stormy weather took a toll on the playing surface.
However, United midfielder McTominay is certainly undaunted by the challenges facing him, putting on an almighty display that has him involved in some heavy collisions.
Taking to social media after the game, the Scotsman posted a series of pictures from the match, including one of his scarred left ankle, with the caption: ‘Leeds away – match fit.’
The 25-year-old’s fighting performance drew praise from fellow midfielder Fernandeswho reiterated McTominay’s value to the United team.
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“Fred and Scotty (McTominay) were two players who were really important for us in many games,” said the Portuguese midfielder. MUTV.
McTominay made his presence felt from the start and An early collision with Leeds defender Robin Koch saw the German being replaced by Junior Firpo ..
However, despite being praised for his grit and determination, many felt McTominay was lucky to play the full 90 minutes at Elland Road.
The midfielder went unpunished for a previous collision with Koch but received a yellow card with less than 15 minutes remaining.
Moments later, the Scot might have been ordered to march after he came on for Firpo, but referee Paul Teirney took no action – a decision that outraged the Leeds camp.
Raphinha led protests from the home side and he ended up receiving a yellow card – one of nine in the game – instead.
The match saw the two rivals go head-to-head at Elland Road in front of fans for the first time in 18 years and it was United who claimed the bragging rights.
Not only that, but three key points have helped them establish a four-point stepping stone in the race for fourth place in the Premier League top four. West Ham, Arsenal, Tottenham and Wolf All are still in the hunt.
On the other hand, Leeds is lagging in 15th place, just 5 points above the relegation zone.
https://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football/news/mctominay-scars-man-utd-leeds-26285871 Scott McTominay shows off his horrifying battle scars after Man Utd's win over Leeds