Scott McTominay was absolutely delighted to put on the captain’s armband for Manchester United.
He led the Red Devils through a FA Cup victory over Watford on Saturday.
Ole Solskjaer surprised the midfielder with this big honour. He said, “I gave him the armband to test him, to see how he reacted. I wanted to see if there was any change in him and, luckily, there wasn’t. He delivered, as he always does – Scott has everything a leader has to have.
“We have always trusted our young men coming through and Scott is one who we believe has the Manchester United DNA in him and knows what it is to be a Manchester United player.”
McTominay, 24, got on the scoresheet, collecting his fourth of the season. He said afterwards, “When the manager told me it was a surreal moment.
“I’ve been here since I had just turned five, so that’s 18 or 19 years associated with the club and it is a huge honour. I love this club and it has been my whole life.”
United face Burnley next in the Premier League with a chance to go top of the table over Liverpool.
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