Scott McTominay was Manchester United’s best player in a narrow 1-0 loss to Barcelona.

United suffered a disappointing home defeat in which we failed to register a shot on target.

Despite that, the performance was encouraging, and we came back from a bigger deficit to beat PSG.

In midfield Scott McTominay was excellent in a box to box role, showing some silky touches which at times left Barcelona players left for dust.

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BT Sport pundit and former United star Owen Hargreaves praised the young Scot’s performance.

He said: “For a young man to be best player on pitch when Fred cost £50m, Pogba cost £90m, its quite exceptional.”

 

McTominay did show up his more expensive teammates, and a few of Barcelona’s stars too.

He has been turning his reputation around after his confidence was trashed by Jose Mourinho earlier in the season.

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United were without Ander Herrera and Nemanja Matic in midfield, but McTominay was no downgrade at all.

It looks like United have found a big player and this evening was confirmation of his impressive progress in recent weeks.

Now he has to play even better in Barcelona next week.