Manchester United star Scott McTominay emphasised the need to kill the game after the Champions League draw against Galatasaray
Manchester United star Scott McTominay highlighted that his team need to kill the games after the draw against Galatasaray. United took a two-goal lead twice but Galatasaray fought back with the match ending in a 3-3 stalemate.
The Red Devils took the early two-goal lead in just the 18th minute of the game. However, Andre Onana’s howler in the first half during a free-kick from Hakim Ziyech brought the Turkish side back.
McTominay scored the third goal to reinstall the visitor’s two-goal lead but Galatasaray fought back with two goals. Onana played the guilty party with two costly errors that brought the home side back into the game.
Nevertheless, the game opened up as both sides struggled to stay organised, leaving spaces for attackers to exploit. United had plenty of chances to score more goals but the attacking line failed to stay composed.
McTominay as well as United winger Facundo Pellistri had a couple of chances to score another goal. The duo failed to stay composed in front of goal as time ran out for the Red Devils.
Speaking to the club’s media (h/t Manchester United’s official site), McTominay stated that attackers are as responsible as the defenders. He said:
“We’re so disappointed not to come away with more goals than three to be honest, and if you’d said that to us before the evening started, we’d have been delighted with that, ” said United’s no.39. Hopefully [we’d also] get another clean sheet. But, in football, there are mistakes and different things that can happen in the game, and it’s partly our fault at the other end of the pitch for not killing the game as well.”
The Scottish international has been on fantastic form in front of the goal for United this season. McTominay made a heroic cameo against Brentford by scoring twice at extra-time to earn a comeback victory.
The 26-year-old made key points as United need to be clinical in front of goal while shoring up their defences. However, many fans and experts believe that United could’ve changed their strategy after the two-goal lead and acted more cautious.
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The Red Devils needed the win to stand more chance of qualifying for the knockout stages of the Champions League. United are currently fourth in the Champions League Group A table with their last game against Bayern Munich.
They need to win the match against Bayern and hope for a draw between FC Copenhagen and Galatasaray. United faces complete elimination from the European competition if they lose against the German club at Old Trafford.