• July 19, 2024

Erik ten Hag discovers Manchester United’s new Javier Hernandez to back Rasmus Hojlund

Scott McTominay has proven to be the match-winner for United this season. He’s the club’s top league scorer in 2023/24 with seven goals, the majority of which have been decisive. In the 3-0 win over West Ham, a second-half appearance yielded a vital late assist, and his bullet header at Villa Park came 13 minutes after his Dutch manager brought him on in place of Marcus Rashford.

Post-match, McTominay’s attitude was praised by United legend Roy Keane, who cited his refusal to sulk despite not nailing down a regular place in the XI. The importance of the club academy graduate’s contributions are underlined by a telling statistic. His goals have been worth 12 points to United this season, the most to any side in the Premier League, with Son Heung-min (10 points) and Dominic Solanke (nine points) the closest players to him.

Therefore, comparisons to Hernandez have been inevitable. But due to the vast amount of substitute appearances, his goals-to-minutes played ratio remains the best in Premier League history. Unlike McTominay though, who won his first major honour with the club last season when he appeared in the League Cup final against Newcastle, Hernandez won two league crowns with the Red Devils.

He would later return to England to play for West Ham, and also had stints at Sevilla and La Galaxy. Our community members are treated to special offers, promotions, and adverts from us and our partners. You can check out at any time.

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