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Gary Neville eats his words after Scott McTominay’s Brentford heroics



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Gary Neville’s words come back to bite him as Scott McTominay scored two injury-time goals to save Manchester United against Brentford in the Premier League.

Manchester United hit what feels like a turning point as Scott McTominay’s substitute heroics allowed Erik ten Hag to collect all three Premier League points against Brentford on Saturday afternoon.

Coming onto the field in the 87th minute, McTominay guided home a 90+3rd minute equaliser with a deft touch and calm finish before breaking a record to become the first-ever Manchester United player to score two extra-time goals to drag the club from defeat to victory in the 90+7th minute.

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McTominay, before Saturday afternoon, had not played much of a part in the season, which Gary Neville said back in August was a sign that Ten Hag does not want to be playing the Scotsman in his side.

“Ten Hag wants a No. 6 who can play alongside Casemiro and right now the club can’t sell players to fund him,” Neville said back in August.

“If they look at the first two weeks they have to fund him or there will be big problems. What is clear is that Ten Hag does not want to go back to Scott McTominay.”

Interestingly, the fixture against Brentford has proved Neville’s words wrong – while McTominay played hero in the final hour, Casemiro was hooked at half-time for Christian Eriksen, with Ten Hag citing that he “wanted more football” as the reason for his change.

With Casemiro putting in multiple poor performances, there have been strong calls for the player to be dropped, and after McTominay’s actions against Brentford, it may seem that Neville’s words will come back to bite him if Ten Hag drops the Brazilian in favour of his new injury-time hero.