Scott McTominay slams PSG stars for playacting
Speaking to MUTV (h/t Manchester Evening News) following the 3-1 loss at the hands of PSG, Scott McTominay indicated his frustration towards the theatrics displayed by the PSG players as well as the application of VAR by the referee.
Manchester United were lucky to see Fred on the pitch in the first half after the application of VAR suggested that his attempted headbutt on Leandro Paredes was only a yellow card.
However, the Brazilian midfielder was later sent off in the 70th minute for what seemed to be a fair tackle on Ander Herrera.
The incident happened just one minute after PSG’s Marquinhos scored a goal, which was declared as onside by the tiniest of margins after the application of VAR.
PSG went on to win the game 3-1 after Neymar scored a decisive goal in added time, leaving United tied on 9 points with the Parisians as well as RB Leipzig.
Scott McTominay was not happy after the match and thrice expressed his frustration towards the VAR, the referee, as well as the PSG players.
“It’s a tough pill to swallow when you see how the game pans out, it was a sloppy goal to concede then the way we played after that was brilliant, the way we approached the game was total focus. I’ve not got a lot to comment on the referee and their players, but that’s football, you’re going to get when you’re playing in Europe.”
The Scottish defensive midfielder went on to question the referee once again as he implied that the VAR got the offside call wrong on Marquinhos’ goal in the 69th minute.
“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.”
The 23-year-old midfielder had enough time left to take one final dig at the PSG players and referee Daniele Orsato as he indicated that they lost the match due to factors outside their control.
As much as the players can speak about the quality of refereeing and the events of the game, one has to put their head down and work towards perfection. That would help the team perform at their best and not worry about decisions going in their favour.