Erik ten Hag paid tribute to super-sub Scott McTominay as Manchester United turned up the heat in the top-four race.
McTominay stepped off the bench to make a crucial contribution for the third time this season as he headed a late winner to give United a 2-1 win at Aston Villa. Ten Hag’s side are now five points behind Villa and six behind fourth-placed Tottenham.
‘It’s a massive win for us,’ said Ten Hag. ‘We've got closer, that was absolutely our target and we've done it.
‘We can beat any opponent away or home, but sometimes away we have to believe it more. It’s about belief and this team today believed we could win.’
On match-winner McTominay, he added: ‘There are not many players who can come from the bench and bring this energy and contribute to the team.
‘Scott is an example for many other players, always giving the spirit and always doing the right things. He is ready for one minute or for minute 90, he is always ready. It is great to have such a player.’Read on m.allfootballapp.com