Scott McTominay made a point to hug former Man Utd boss Jose Mourinho after Spurs game

Scott McTominay made a point to hug former Man Utd boss Jose Mourinho after Spurs game
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Manchester United midfielder Scott McTominay made sure he showed his appreciation to former manager Jose Mourinho after the 1-1 draw with Tottenham Hotspur on Friday night.

Mourinho, now in charge of Spurs, guided his team to a 1-1 draw with the Red Devils in both side’s first game back.

After the closely-fought game ended all square, players bumped fists rather than shaking hands and embracing – with the exception of McTominay.

The Scotland international, who started the match and was brought off on 89 minutes, ran over to Mourinho to hug his former coach.

McTominay emerged from United’s academy under Mourinho and the Portuguese helped develop him into a first-team regular.

McTominay jogged over to embrace Mourinho at full-time

The 23-year-old has since gone on to make 75 senior appearances for the club, including 28 this season, and is a mainstay in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s starting XIs.

Mourinho described McTominay as “the best player at Manchester United ” last year, while the player confirmed he still speaks with his former boss.

“Jose is very special to me. He still keeps in contact with me now and keeps in touch after some games,” McTominay told Sky Sports .

“He’ll always have a special place in mine and my family’s heart because he’s the one who brought you in, he was the one who trusted you, he was the one who had belief in you.

“I owe a tremendous amount of credit to him because if it wasn’t for him I might not necessarily be sitting in this seat.”

Despite his hug with his former player, Mourinho admitted he was “very upset” with the penalty decisions in the match.

United were awarded two penalties in the closing stages, one of which was converted by Bruno Fernandes before the second was ruled out by VAR for a dive by the Portugal midfielder.

Mourinho said: “On the first penalty, the referee, Jonathan [Moss] – he made his decision and I agree it’s difficult for referees but then the VAR is a different story.

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“Referees can make mistakes but I don’t think VAR should make mistakes [by not overruling].

“The second penalty is incredible. It’s a foul on Serge Aurier which should kill the situation and then there is a situation in the box [with Fernandes diving].

“I feel when the VAR goes for a simulation, the player should be exposed and [given] a yellow card. So I feel really upset with these two decisions but that’s the way it is.”

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