Manchester United star Scott McTominay brands Georgia’s players “babies” as Scotland scored a late goal to earn a draw
Manchester United midfielder Scott McTominay shared his frustration with Georgia’s players as Scotland secured a late draw. Scotland scored a late goal against Georgia in a 2-2 draw at Tbilisi for the EURO 2024 qualifiers.
McTominay continued his rich goalscoring form in the EURO 2024 qualifiers by scoring for the visitors in the 49th minute. The 26-year-old has scored seven goals in the qualification round for his national team while giving consistent overall performances.
Scotland have already qualified for the EURO 2024, currently in second position in Group A of EURO 2024 qualifiers. Scotland will play Norway on 20th November in their last qualifier game.
McTominay stated to Viaplay Sports (h/t Optus Sport) that football should address the issue of feigning injuries to waste time. He said:
“They should do something about people pretending they’re injured when they’re not. It’s a difficult one to call, but rolling around crying like babies is not football and we just wanted to get on with the game and play and do our best to try and win, whereas on the other side they were provoking the referee a lot.”
United manager Erik ten Hag wanted to sell McTominay for the right price during the summer transfer window. The 26-year-old fell down the pecking order after the United boss signed Mason Mount and Sofyan Amrabat.
However, the new signings have failed to make a significant impact in the starting eleven so far this season. United have conceded 30 goals in all competitions so far this season while losing nine out of 18 matches. The midfield’s vulnerabilities have played a big role in their disastrous season as Ten Hag failed to find the balance.
McTominay made a heroic cameo against Brentford just before the October international break, scoring two extra-time goals for United’s victory. The Scotland international has earned his way back to the Red Devils first-team after the October international break.
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Ten Hag has deployed a rigid 4-2-4 formation in the last two games which require a double-pivot in midfield. The 26-year-old completed the 90 minutes in both of those games and contributed with an assist.
The Red Devils need McTominay to continue his impressive form if they want to turn things around this season. United are on the brink of Champions League elimination as they chase the top four at the same time. Ten Hag hopes his team can draw inspiration from McTominay, considering the Scotsman’s strong mentality as a crucial factor.