SCOTT MCTOMINAY broke a 23-year record after coming on from the bench to fire Manchester United in Thursday’s win over Omonia Nicosia.
The Red Devils looked after a night of frustration in the Europa League as Omonia goalkeeper Francis Uzoho put in a stunning display at Old Trafford.
He made a staggering 11 saves to beat the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo and Marcus Rashford, while the Cypriot minnows looked set to win a point against Erik ten Hag’s top stars.
However, he was finally beaten in the closing seconds as Sub McTominay secured a 1-0 win for United in the Europa League.
That not only earned the 25-year-old Scotland international a goal bonus, but also a piece of history.
The midfielder became the first United substitute to score an extra winner in a European competition since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s famous Champions League goal at the Nou Camp in 1999.
The Norwegian’s late shot completed a dramatic turnaround in the Champions League final against Bayern Munich.
It also secured an historic treble for Sir Alex Ferguson’s star-studded team.
And 23 years later, it was McTominay’s turn to be the late dramatic hero – although the stakes were obviously a lot less yesterday.
But the result still keeps United on course to reach the knockout stages.
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They are three points behind Real Sociedad, leaders of Group E, after Spain defeated Sheriff Tiraspol 3-0.
Attention is now turning back to the Premier League, where Ten Hag’s men have had a checkered season so far.
And having seen his team squander over 30 chances against Omonia on Thursday, he knows his men will need to be sharper if they are to find a way past the best defense in the top flight against Newcastle this Sunday.
https://www.the-sun.com/sport/6442357/scott-mctominay-european-record-man-utd-solskjaer/ Scott McTominay breaks old Man Utd boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s 23-year record after catching the Omonia winner at the last moment