McTominay’s designated role was surely to help contain and break up the visitors’ increasingly desperate attempts to find an equaliser, but when a loose throw from City goalkeeper Ederson rolled towards him, he hit a remarkable 40-yard drive into the vacant Blues’ goal to make the game safe.
That sparked delirium among the 70,000-plus United fans inside the ground, and meant personal ecstasy for McTominay.
“Manchester City at home is probably the best that I’ve ever felt on a football pitch in my life!”
the Scotland international explained.
“The feeling that you experience there, the rush of emotions going through the whole stadium, was incredible. For me, being injured for two months or three months, it was massive, that. To come back into the team and obviously try and help the boys from not starting the game, and showing the manager that you’re not sulking and that you’re ready to come on whenever you’re needed, is so important for myself.”