United win but ‘have to go back to the basics
The Straits Times|January 01, 2022
Scott McTominay in good cheer with Jadon Sancho, after the Scot scored Manchester United’s first goal in their 3-1 Premier League home win over Burnley on Thursday. Ralf Rangnick says the Red Devils’ attacking play in the first half was the best he has seen since becoming interim boss in November.

LONDON After scoring in Thursday’s 3-1 Premier League win over Burnley, Manchester United midfielder Scott McTominay said the team needed to go back to basics and also cast aside the negativity around the club.

The Scot was one of the brightest players on the pitch for interim manager Ralf Rangnick, opening the scoring and then blasting a shot against the post which was turned in by Cristiano Ronaldo.

All the goals – including a Ben Mee own goal – came in the opening 45 minutes before a low-key second half and McTominay felt the first half was the best they had performed under the German, who had been critical of their display in Monday’s 1-1 draw at Newcastle.

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