Milestone 2000-Goal mark for Man United midfielder McTominay

2019-10-28 23:06:06
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A new chapter was written in the Manchester United history books as Scott McTominay scored their 2000th Premier League goal in their 3-1 away win over Norwich City on Sunday.

Manchester United midfielder Scott McTominay is pleased in scoring his team’s 2000th Premier League goal, but he is keener in heaping praise on their forward line after their 3-1 away win over Norwich City on Sunday.

The 22-year-old Scotland international struck the milestone goal after 21 minutes to open the scoring and pave the way for the Red Devils to secure victory at Carrow Road.

He joins a list of illustrious Manchester United stars who have scored previous milestone goals. Mark Hughes netted their first Premier League goal, Andy Cole struck their 500th in 1999, Cristiano Ronaldo hit their 1000th in 2005 while Dimitar Berbatov scored their 1500th in 2011. 

Speaking to the official club media after the game, McTominay acknowledged he was aware of the mark and pleased to have secure his place in the club record books after his milestone strike.

“For sure, that’s a record I knew about before the game - [that we were on] 1,999 [goals] and I’m delighted to get the 2,000th,” he said.

“It’s about pushing forward now and not getting carried away as a group and keeping that humbleness to show the same intent as we have in the last two games against Liverpool and Norwich in the Premier League.”

The Manchester United youth product has established himself as a mainstay in the first team after he made his senior debut by then-manager Jose Mourinho as a substitute against Arsenal in the league on 7 May 2017.

He struck his first competitive goal for the Red Devils in their 1-2 defeat to Wolverhampton Wanderers in the Premier League on 2 April 2019. The 2000th club Premier League goal was his second goal of the present season.

Turning to his team’s performance, McTominay enthused his delight for the burgeoning front trio of Anthony Martial, Marcus Rashford and Daniel James, particularly for the former who scored his 50th club goal despite missing a penalty.

“The understanding is there,” he added. “You can see that in more and more glimpses now as we get further into the season and Anthony, Marcus and [Dan James] are a trio you don’t want to come up against if you’re a defender.

“Anthony’s a top-class player and that attitude to not drop your head and not be disappointed that you missed the penalty and that reaction to go and score again.

“He could have got another couple as well. I’m very pleased for him, he was brilliant today.”