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Learning from Ronaldo: The United teammate that scored in the same minute with Ronaldo

Scott McTominay was the hero for Scotland as they took on Israel in the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifying match.

Scott McTominay
Scott McTominay

Cristiano Ronaldo seems to be having an impact at Manchester United even beyond the club side. Teammates of the 5-time Ballon d'Or winner seems to have picked up his resilient goalscoring instinct even while on duty for their national teams. This was certainly the case for Manchester United midfielder, Scott McTominay on Saturday.

The Scottish international was in action for his national team as they hosted Israel at Hampden Park for their 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifying match on Saturday. With just 1 point separating both sides, Scotland went into the Matchday 7 fixture needing to win to extend the difference to four and also get closer to Denmark who have a 100% record so far. 

The Israelis however did not make it easy for Scott McTominay's Scotland as they went ahead twice through Eran Zahavi and Mu'nas Dabbur. Though, John McGinn and Sean Dykes pulled the Scots level on both occasions after they went behind. This set the stage for Scott McTominay to win the match at the death for Scotland with a 94th-minute winner. 

The goal is reminiscent of Cristiano Ronaldo's winner against Villarreal on Matchday 3 of the UEFA Champions League. Ronaldo also netted that goal in the 94th minute of the encounter. It might be coincidental but United players are starting to score late minute goals fondly referred to as 'Fergie-time' goals in reference to former Manchester United manager, Sir Alex Ferguson, whom Ronaldo played for in his first spell at United.

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