The midfielder played under Joyce long enough to see the similarities with Solskjaer and says they both have similar qualities.
"Oh 100 per cent, you can see you don't play for Man Utd for all them years and score some amazing, amazing goals without having that in your DNA and you can see that as a a manager and a player as well," McTominay told Sky Sports when asked about Solskjaer's 'determination and steel' as a manager.
"You can see similarities yeah for sure, every coach is different but with different coaches you can see similarities from the people that have worked together in the past."
He added: "I feel like every game is a big opportunity for us and one that I think we're looking forward to and one that everybody has to look forward to.
"Smiling comes from winning, that's the way it is that's the way life is whenever you're doing well, everybody wants to smile and everybody's pleased so that's where we want to get to as a group and hopefully in the next games we can do that as well."