Scott McTominay takes aim after ‘disappointing’ PSG defeat

Date published: Thursday 3rd December 2020 9:18 - Matthew Briggs

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Scott McTominay was left shaking his head in dismay at the conduct of Paris Saint-Germain’s players after Man Utd’s 3-1 home defeat on Wednesday night.

The loss left United’s progress in the Champions League hanging in the balance after Neymar scored twice and Fred was sent off at Old Trafford.

Fred was dismissed for a second bookable offence in the second half after escaping a first-half red card for an apparent headbutt on Leandro Paredes.

It left United chasing the game with 10 men and McTominay, who had to be separated from Neymar before heading down the tunnel at half-time, was far from happy.

The Brazilian clashed with McTominay after he thought the United man had stamped on him after a tackle. Replays though showed the United man just trying to find his feet.

McTominay stopped short of naming Neymar but he was furious at the final whistle.

“The reaction of their players is [shakes head]… ” said McTominay.

“I’ve got nothing to say about that, you get in trouble if you start speaking about that and the referee.

 

 

 

“I said at half-time if we don’t get anything from this game then we should be coming in disappointed and angry with each other.

“It’s a tough pill to swallow when you see how the game pans out, it was a sloppy goal to concede [to Neymar early on] then the way we played after that was brilliant, the way we approached the game was total focus.

“I’m hearing their goal was partly offside as well. For us where is the balance in the game with how the referee has approached decisions?.

“We’re seeing mistakes week in, week out, for us it has to be rectified, get football back to the way it was.”

McTominay defends strikers

McTominay also defended Anthony Martial and Edinson Cavani, who both missed chances against the Ligue 1 side.

“The forwards we’ve got, there’s so much quality up there and the coaches and all the players in general have got such belief in the strikers in general,” he added.

“Sometimes the ball just doesn’t go in the net and that can be football.

“Decisions, referees, their players: it’s a tough night. When we’re coming away from that game with nothing… I even said at half-time, if we don’t come away with anything we’ll be so disappointing with ourselves in the dressing room.

“As I say, decisions and VAR can change football.”

READ MORE: McTominay claims he ‘wouldn’t have been a footballer’ at another club

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