Manchester United Scott McTominay was mercilessly criticized by fans after his disastrous display against Brighton on Sunday.
Erik ten Hag’s reign as Man United manager got off to the worst possible start as his side fell to Graham Potter’s Brighton at Old Trafford.
The home side pulled one back with an own goal from Alexis Mac Allister but were unable to find an all-important equaliser.
Manchester United were out of contention, with their midfield exposed and the fans singled out McTominay, who failed to get out into the middle of the park.
He was lucky to avoid a red card for his reckless tackle on Moises Caicedo, as Ten Haag eventually brought him down in the 77th minute.
Manchester United fans made their feelings known about McTominay’s poor performance on social media.
I look forward to the day when I don’t have to see Mctominay again
— Trey (@UTDTrey) August 7, 2022
Nothing sums up Scott McTominay better than receiving a yellow card after trying to pass a football.
— 🔰 (@UtdRyan_) August 7, 2022
As long as McTominay is a starting midfielder we will die of transfers
— Casey Evans (@Casey_Evans_) August 7, 2022
#mufc Midfield problem there in a microcosm: McTominay needed six touches in the final third, lost the ball and was booked.
— Samuel Luckhurst (@samuelluckhurst) August 7, 2022
McTominay is a danger to himself, his teammates and the opposition
— NATURE vs NURTURE (@Scamzel) August 7, 2022
This game is a shock reality for Erik ten Hag that no matter how good a tactician he is, Fred and McTominay will NEVER work.
Manchester United have NO midfield.
— UtdFaithfuls (@UtdFaithfuls) August 7, 2022
Scott McTominay is the worst midfielder in the Premier League and it’s not close.
— Breezy (@BreezyUTD) August 7, 2022
Speaking after Man United’s 2-1 defeat by Brighton, Roy Keane called out McTominay – claiming he is not “good enough”.
“Fred and McTominay, not good enough,” he told Sky Sports. “They won’t make Man United compete at the top.”
🗣 “Fred and McTominay, not good enough. They won’t make Man United compete at the top.”
Roy Keane is unimpressed by Manchester United’s midfield pic.twitter.com/JwNI2wNdAt
— Football Daily (@footballdaily) August 7, 2022
The Red Devils resume the league next Saturday when they take on Brentford.