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Scott McTominay said Manchester United never gave up against Brentford

Scott McTominay expressed Manchester United's unwavering determination as he played a pivotal role in Erik ten Hag's Red Devils securing a remarkable comeback victory in the Premier League.

The Scottish midfielder, McTominay, emerged as the hero, netting twice in stoppage time to help Man United overcome West London side Brentford at Old Trafford after falling behind earlier in the match.

Facing the prospect of a third consecutive home league defeat for the first time since 1977, United struggled to nullify Mathias Jensen's first-half goal. However, late in the game, a tactical substitution by Ten Hag, who brought on McTominay for Lindelof, proved to be a masterstroke.

McTominay showcased remarkable composure in the 18-yard box, slotting home the equaliser. Moments later, he sealed the victory, reacting swiftly to a headed pass from England defender Harry Maguire and sending the ecstatic home fans into raptures.

Scott Mctominay: Favourite Moment On The Pitch'

Speaking to PLP after the match, Mctominay said as BBC Sport quoted: "That might be one of my favourite moments on a football pitch. Two goals at the death was incredible, but I am just happy to be able to contribute and show people that I can do it."

On the importance of the win today: "Massive. Everyone knows we are in a difficult period at the minute, but we have fighters in the group who want to keep going right until the end. It could have been anyone on that pitch scoring the two goals. Really pleased and hopefully we can build on that from here.

"Sometimes we feel like we are in our own bubble with people outside only saying negative things, but we just have to block that out and be better after the international break."

When asked about the instructions he got from Ten Hag when he came on, he replied: "It was very loud, the fans were roaring us on so I couldn't hear fully. He probably said something like: 'Go on and score,' which is what I did."

The United Academy graduate continued: "When the ball dropped to me [for the first goal] it was at an awkward height and I didn't think I could get my leg there, control it and score.

"As I said we wanted to get into their box more as the game went on. But they are a really good team, defended well, and are dangerous on the counterattack. Eventually, we got the goals."

"No nerves. Just never give up no matter the situation. At this football club it is demanded that you never throw the towel in, for me I have been brought up here since I was five, I know that better than anyone."

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