Former Red Devils captain Gary Neville was on co-commentary for Sky Sports and compared McTominay to two United legends.
“Scott McTominay’s turned into Paul Scholes and Roy Keane inside three minutes,” he said. “He’s driving forward, I’m not sure whether that’s in the tactics or if he just fancied it, but he’s gone and Martial comes inside, sees him running and he’s off.
“His first touch is brilliant, his second is sublime.
“We thought United would counter-attack and attack quickly, but we didn’t think that the holding midfielder would be on the end of it. What a start.
“I was excited to see what Leeds would offer and it’s exactly what I expected, chances at both ends.”
Keane was in the studio as a pundit for Sky and Neville’s comments were put to the Irishman at half-time by presenter David Jones.
“Gary said on commentary it’s like watching Paul Scholes and Roy Keane,” Jones said, to which Keane replied: “Probably more Scholesy to be fair.”
Bruno Fernandes and Victor Lindelof made it 4-0 to United, before Leeds defender Liam Cooper got a goal back for Marcelo Bielsa’s side before half-time.
Speaking on BBC Radio 5 Live, Robbie Savage was full of praise for United’s display in the first 45 minutes.
“Brilliant first half performance from Man Utd, dynamic, runners in behind, great finishes,” he said.
“Leeds are a bit naïve and the midfield is being bypassed. But Cooper’s header gives some sort of hope – but what a first half!”