Scott McTominay thinks that Manchester United “won’t go far” this season if the team doesn’t have a good team spirit.
United beat Southampton 1-0 on Saturday. It was the first time since February that they had won back-to-back games.
It was also United’s first win away from home in seven games, and McTominay, who is from Scotland, says his team needs to “keep the fire burning together” to move forward.
He said, “Now was the time to get everyone back together after two hard games.” We need that fire inside us, and if it goes out, we’ll be in trouble. But we have to work together to keep the fire going. We might do well if we keep everyone together.”
When asked how to keep the fire going, he said, “The most important thing is team spirit.” If everyone in the group works well together, we will go far. If we don’t do this and everyone is nice to each other, we won’t get very far.”
Before beating Southampton and Liverpool, United’s team was criticized for how bad they did in their first two games, against Brighton and Brentford.
United lost those two league games by scores of 2-1 and 4-0, and McTominay thinks that his team needs to stay calm going forward after getting two good results in the past week.
“We have big games coming up, so it needs to be quiet,” he says.
“We have to stay calm. We didn’t play as well as we could have today, and they had a lot of the ball in the second half. However, we need to make sure that in our next games, we win by a large margin and score goals.