Scott McTominay outperformed Barcelona stars during Manchester United defeat, claims Ally McCoist


Scott McTominay outperformed Barcelona stars during Manchester United defeat, claims Ally McCoist

Ally McCoist has singled out countryman Scott McTominay for praise following his performance during Manchester United’s 1-0 defeat to Barcelona.

The Red Devils were largely uninspiring and Luke Shaw’s own goal has given them a mountain to climb at the Camp Nou, but McTominay’s display gave some cause for optimism at Old Trafford.

McTominay was a standout performer against Barcelona

The 22-year-old showed no fear against one of world football’s greatest midfields, regaining possession on numerous occasions with his relentless and energetic determination to press.

In fact, in L’Equipe’s infamously brutal player ratings, the Scotland international was given a ‘7’ – the highest of any player on the pitch.

“I thought McTominay might’ve been one of the best players on the park last night,” Scotland legend McCoist told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast. “He was top class.”