Manchester United midfielder Scott McTominay says the team wanted to ‘repay’ the fans as best as they could for all the support they have shown the team this season with the victory over Fulham.
It’s been a tough campaign to date for the Red Devils and prior to the victory over the Cottagers, a banner was on display in the away end which read ‘play like you mean it.’
It was on show throughout the entirety of the pre-match, right in front of where the United players were warming up and McTominay admits that it caused a few of the players to get together in the dressing room prior to kick-off.
“We saw the banner before the game and a few of us said do you know what, the fans pay good money to come and watch us every week and the support is relentless every single week and we just want to repay them as best we can,” he told TNT Sports.
“Things aren’t going the best at the moment but it’s a building block, it’s step-by-step and with the manager and the coaching staff, we trust them a lot and I feel like we can go on and kick on and do better.”
As well as making themselves heard through words, the United fans were vocal for the entirety of the 90 minutes versus Fulham something which former player Jermaine Jenas picked up on during commentary numerous times.
And the travelling faithful were rewarded for their efforts when Bruno Fernandes rifled an unstoppable strike into the bottom corner in injury time to send that away end into ecstasy.
As McTominay mentioned, it’s only a building block, but at least the United faithful can go to bed smiling again this evening.