McTominay compared to Scholes and Keane after making history vs Leeds

McTominay made history at Old Trafford on Sunday as the first player ever to score twice in the first three minutes of a Premier League contest, driving forward into the space from holding midfield to power a swerving strike into the bottom corner and then quickly finishing past visiting goalkeeper Illan Meslier again from inside the box.

It was a stunning start to an impressive man-of-the-match display from the Scotland international, who almost had a perfect hat-trick and provided the assist for Daniel James’ second-half strike as he picked out several good passes and made plenty of surging runs.

McTominay’s early efforts in a 6-2 thrashing of an old rival in their first league meeting since 2004 drew considerable praise from former United stalwart Gary Neville, who made flattering comparisons with two fellow Red Devils legends.

“Scott McTominay has turned into Paul Scholes and Roy Keane inside the first three minutes,” Neville said in his role as a Sky Sports co-commentator for Sunday’s match.

McTominay’s memorable evening was only slightly marred by a late groin injury that forced him off in the closing stages against Leeds and will leave him doubtful for Wednesday’s Carabao Cup quarter-final showdown with Everton at Goodison Park.

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