Solskjaer pleased after McTominay leads ManU to 1-0 win over Watford in FA Cup action
VIDEO REVEALS: MANCHESTER UNITED SUPERVISOR OLE GUNNAR SOLSKJAER SOUNDBITES AFTER 1-0 WIN OVER WATFORD IN FA CUP MATCH . STILL PICTURE HIGHLIGHTS FROM MATCH
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND, UK (JANUARY 9, 2021) (MUTV – MUST COURTESY “MUTV”. DO NOT OBSCURE LOGO DESIGN. NO RESALES)
1. MANCHESTER UNITED SUPERVISOR OLE GUNNAR SOLSKJAER SPEAKING AT POST MATCH PRESS CONFERENCE AFTER 1-0 WIN OVER WATFORD
2. (SOUNDBITE)(English) MANCHESTER UNITED SUPERVISOR OLE GUNNAR SOLSKJAER AFTER BEING ASKED IF HE enjoys TO ADVANCE AFTER CLOSE MATCH, PHRASE:
“Yeah, very happy to be through. We started really brightly, I expected it to be the other way around, that we needed 15-20 minutes to get going and then find their rhythm…but we, after a very good start we lost our shape, we lost too many balls that they got to, we lost them easily. It’s like we started making difficult decisions and trying to complicate things and maybe show the manager that I want to play in the next game. I know they’re good players and they didn’t have to do that, but we’re through and that’s the main thing.”
3. WHITE FLASH
4. (SOUNDBITE)(English) MANCHESTER UNITED SUPERVISOR OLE GUNNAR SOLSKJAER AFTER BEING INQUIRED ABOUT SCOTT MCTOMINAY ACQUIRING CAPTAINCY FOR MATCH, PHRASE:
“Yeah, he’s (McTominay) got great character, good attitude, comes in every day does the right things, lives his life properly, wants to be the best he can be and he’s not afraid of being vocal but he always, always goes out there to give his best, never shirks a tackle, nothing, so he’s got everything a leader has to have. So I just wanted to test him today, how he reacted, ’cause he always does that anyway, but I gave him the armband to see if there was any change in him but gladly there wasn’t.”
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5. STILL PICTURE OF MANCHESTER UNITED’S SCOTT MCTOMINAY HEADER GOING IN FOR OBJECTIVE IN 5TH MINUTE – UNITED TAKE 1-0 LEAD OVER WATFORD
6. STILL PICTURE OF MANU’S MCTOMINAY CELEBRATING AFTER SCORING OBJECTIVE
7. STILL PICTURE OF MANU’S GOALTENDER DEAN HENDERSON HITTING COLLEAGUE ERIC BAILLY
8. STILL PICTURE OF MANU’S BAILLY BEING INSPECTED BY MEDICAL PERSONNEL AFTER ACCIDENT
9. STILL PICTURE OF MANU’S ALEX TELLES COMBATING FOR BALL WITH WATFORD’S ISMAILA SARR
10. STILL PICTURE OF MANU’S SUPERVISOR OLE GUNNAR SOLSKJAER AFTER THE MATCH
STORY: An early headed objective by Scott McTominay topped an exceptional specific efficiency that put Manchester United through to the FA Cup 4th round as they beat Watford 1-0 at Old Trafford on Saturday (January 9).
Captaining his side for the very first time, McTominay linked with an Alex Telles corner and though his down header did not have power, it bounced up and into the leading corner past the dive of goalkeeper Daniel Bachmann in the 5th minute.
Having actually made 9 modifications from the group that lost the League Cup semi-final to Manchester City in midweek, United looked a little disorganised.
Watford, who are 6th in the second-tier Champions having actually been relegated from the Premier League last season, controlled the last 15 minutes of the very first half however had a hard time to get good shots on target.
United aimed to counter-attack however in spite of fielding quality gamers such as Spanish playmaker Juan Mata and Dutch midfielder Donny van de Beek, only striker Mason Greenwood was provided valuable little to work with in advance.
Watford replacement Ken Sema had some likelihoods from late totally free kicks, however rather it was 24-year-old Scottish midfielder McTominay who blazed a trail with a generous screen of running and taking on to guarantee that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side made it through to Monday’s fourth-round draw.
(Production: David Grip)
Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.