On Sunday, Manchester United fell 4-1 to rivals City in the Manchester derby, and McTominay has spoken out about what happened at the end of the match.
Following Sunday’s derby defeat, Manchester United’s Scott McTominay claimed that the team discussed how’sloppy’ they had been in possession.
On Sunday afternoon, Manchester City defeated Manchester United 4-1 at the Etihad Stadium. United drew level with Pep Guardiola’s side in the first half due to a goal from Jadon Sancho, but the hosts swiftly reclaimed the lead before the Reds were beaten after the break.
United’s chances of qualifying for the Champions League have been dealt a severe hit following the humiliating defeat and Arsenal’s victory over Watford. Despite their best efforts, United have endured a dismal campaign, with the derby defeat the latest humiliation in a string of poor results.
When asked about what went wrong on the field, McTominay was the first United player to respond. The midfielder was asked to elaborate on exactly what went wrong on the field on Sunday. Following the announcement of his decision, McTominay recounted what had occurred in the dressing room.
As McTominay explained to Sky Sports, “My opinion is that we gave the ball away much too often in the second half.”
“Every time we threw the ball away, they only kept it for 15 or 20 passes before passing it back to us, making it tough to recover possession of the ball. First and foremost, we created fantastic angles, moved the ball smartly, and produced an abundance of opportunities.
“The most discouraging aspect of the game for us was how careless we were in the second half, which has been discussed in the dressing room. Coming to a stadium like this, you know that you’re still in the game at 2-1, and you can’t afford to throw the ball away so easily.
“Whenever you do something like this, you will be penalized. Individuality, concentration, and how we deal with the expectation of playing for Manchester United are all factors to consider, and we can’t afford to continue playing in this manner for very long.”