Scott McTominay is often referred to ‘McSauce’ on social media, but team-mate Andreas Pereira has a new nickname for the Manchester United midfielder.
The 22-year-old put in a good performance against Leicester City on Saturday and made a series of crunching tackles.
United won 1-0 while Brendan Rodgers’ side lost their first game of the new season.
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Following the win over Leicester, Manchester United shared a clip on Twitter of the Scottish midfielder bravely winning the ball in a 50/50 challenge, showing that he takes no prisoners.
…Or going in with everything you’ve got — a bit like @McTominay10 💥#MUFC #MondayMotivation https://t.co/J3OVKqqDYP pic.twitter.com/KkzO3t38gy
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) September 16, 2019
Pereira offered his thoughts after the match and dubbed his team-mate ‘McTerminator’, according to the Daily Star.
McTominay is constantly showing signs of improvement and Gary Neville even thinks we should focus on the Scot more rather than splashing crazy money on Declan Rice next summer.
While West Ham star Rice has experienced a meteoric rise in the past 12 months, and is now considered one of the hottest talents in England football, United fans should be encouraged by McTominay’s rise in the first team.
The Scotland international now gets the nod of Nemanja Matic in midfield. The hope now is that he gains a better understanding alongside Paul Pogba in midfield and helps United improve over the course of the season.
Areas of McTominay’s game that have notably improved include his use of the ball and reading of the game.
McTerminator, McSauce, McTominay… call him whatever you want. Hopefully he becomes a star in United’s midfield over the next season or two.