Bruno Fernandes praised Scott McTominay on social media after the Manchester United midfielder scored twice in Scotland’s 2-0 triumph over Spain on Tuesday night.
McTominay scored twice in Scotland’s 3-0 win over Cyprus on Saturday, kicking off their Euro 2024 qualification campaign in style. And just four days later, the Manchester United academy graduate was at it again, this time putting Spain to the sword at Hampden Park.
With a deflected effort, the 26-year-old gave Steve Clarke’s team a seventh-minute lead before crashing home a second six minutes later to startle the former world champions.
And McTominay’s stunning goal-scoring cameo earned him praise from everyone, including Fernandes. The Portuguese playmaker posted a video of McTominay celebrating after the game on his Instagram story, captioning it, ‘Such a player mc terminator.’ “.
While Fernandes was thrilled by McTominay’s match-winning effort, Manchester City midfielder Rodri was left seething after the game with Scotland’s “rubbish” tactics.
“It’s the way they play – it’s a bit rubbish for me.” It’s always a waste of time, they always provoke you, and they always fail. “This isn’t football to me,” he exclaimed to Viaplay.
“The referee must play a role in this, but he said nothing.” It’s a little annoying because we want to win, and it’s difficult because they squander time. That’s all there is to it. We have our weapons, they have their weapons, and we shall learn for the next time.”
Rodri’s harsh evaluation of Scotland’s performance is unlikely to detract from McTominay’s reaction, who paid respect to the fans on a special night for Scottish football.
“We did fantastically well, “McTominay spoke to Viaplay after the game. “We anticipated they’d have a lot of the ball, and the manager told us to be clinical when we had chances, and I think we had enough tonight to really hurt them and score some goals.”
“When I was younger, I was an attacking midfielder who liked to go inside the box.” I need to keep doing that because I know I can improve my goals and assists.
“Everyone was diving around, slowing down the game.” It’s difficult, but sometimes that’s the only way. When you’re winning, you have to do things like that. Look at this sight; I’ve never seen anything like it; it’s breathtaking!
“The manager stated this is our chance to leave legacies as Scottish players, and these are the nights that people remember in 20, 30 years.” “We can’t thank you all enough.”