Dan Gore’s debut highlights against Crystal Palace have drawn comparisons among Manchester United fans.
Manchester United secured a convincing 3-0 victory over Crystal Palace in their Carabao Cup match on Tuesday, with goals from Alejandro Garnacho, Casemiro, and Anthony Martial.
While several players delivered impressive performances, including Mason Mount, Sofyan Amrabat, and Hannibal Mejbri, Dan Gore’s debut appearance after coming on for Amrabat in the second half also caught the attention of fans.
The English midfielder celebrated his 19th birthday in style, producing an assured performance in the middle of the park.
Fans have since compared him to Scott McTominay, who was scrutinised for his performance against Bayern Munich.
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Taking to Twitter after the game, one fan wrote: “Dan Gore already more impressive than Scott McTominay.”
“Don’t take me wrong but I’m playing Dan Gore over Mctominay all day everyday,” another added.
“Don’t sleep on Dan gore, him and Mejbri taking McTominay’s space this season,” a third remarked.
“I want Dan Gore to do everything he can to keep McTominay out of this team,” a fourth exclaimed. “The boy looked bright and played with confidence. Our midfield is stacked talents.”
While another chimed in: “Dan Gore is a diamond in the rough, when I watch a player do things and smile, I know he is a baller. McTominay are you watching? Dan Gore and [Kobbie] Mainoo will become superstars
“It was good having you onboard Scot Mctominay, but it’s time for a new gem: DAN GORE,” another tweet read.
Meanwhile, manager Erik ten Hag was also full of praise for the young midfielder, stating that he deserved the opportunity to play.
Speaking to MUTV after the game (viaManchester Evening News), Ten Hag said: “I think it’s a great birthday for him, but I’m not a manager – and we don’t have coaches here – who give players opportunities [for nothing], they have to deserve it. Once they deserve it, they get the chance,” Ten Hag said.
“But then, they have to prove it and I think, the young players like Hannibal, Pellistri and Garnacho, they have to do it every time and we are very critical, they deserve it every day in training.
“When the standards are too low, they will hear it and we don’t play them because they have to train every day to the maximum.”