“Hate this guy”, “Completely idiotic” – Manchester United fans slam 25-year-old star after 1-1 draw at Chelsea

Manchester United fans slam player for giving away penalty
Manchester United fans slam player for giving away penalty.

Manchester United fans have slammed Scott McTominay for his woeful cameo against Chelsea after he gave away a penalty that almost cost his side the game on Saturday (22 October). The game ended in a 1-1 draw.

In a largely drab affair at Stamford Bridge, the Scottish midfielder was brought on with 10 minutes to go in place of Christian Eriksen to sure up Manchester United's midfield. Erik ten Hag's plan backfired dramatically, however, as McTominay was caught holding on to Armando Broja to give away a spot kick.

Despite fierce protests from the Red Devils' players, the decision appeared to be a simple one as the Scotland international brought the striker down. Jorginho confidently dispatched his penalty as Chelsea looked set for all three points and move clear of United in fourth place.

McTominay was then put up front by Ten Hag to be used as a target man and the midfielder was let off the hook deep into injury time. Casemiro's sensational header just beat Kepa Arrizabalaga to break Chelsea's hearts and earn a point for Manchester United.

But despite picking up an invaluable point, supporters were still furious with McTominay for his role in the penalty. Many supporters took to Twitter to vent their frustrations at the foolish challenge inside the area:

Erik ten Hag praises Manchester United's 'spirit' following last gasp draw with Chelsea

After a hard-earned draw with the Blues, Ten Hag was full of praise for his team, especially considering they have played four games in 10 days.

The Dutch boss told BBC Sport after the full-time whistle:

"I have to make a big compliment to my team. To fight back with a fourth game in 10 days, you see the spirit and how they deal with setbacks. Really good. First half Rashford had two big chances, Antony one against one.
"You have to score goals in such moments because in top games three chances is massive. You have to score."

Ten Hag continued:

"We dictated the game and I am happy with that. If you concede a goal late, it is difficult. Eight minutes before half time we had some troubles but defence in the second half we didn't have troubles. The second half we didn't really create big chances, but also Chelsea didn't.
"I think it is a fair result. I would have been disappointed if we had gone without a point because we didn't deserve that. At the end of a tough week to come here, you bring the point home."

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