Manchester United’s horror show at home to Tottenham saw several players turn in abject performances.
We picked out the three worst here, with United’s club captain among them.
There was not much praise for anybody, but half-time substitute Scott McTominay at least generated some positivity with a half-decent second half display.
McTominay made three tackles in the second half, while Nemanja Matic did not make any in the first.
He made two interceptions, Matic again produced a zero in this category.
The Scot kept it simple, completing 95 per cent of his passes.
On a day where so many United players struggled to get the basics right, McTominay managed to do what was asked of him, as United sought to try and stem a collapse.
McTominay’s performance was praised on social media…
He fronted up
McTominay also came out and spoke after the game, fronting up after the humiliating loss.
He told MUTV: “This football club is absolutely massive and for us to perform like that is nowhere near good enough.
“Believe me, something will be done about that. And when we get back everyone will be firmly focused on what we have to do in the next stage of the season.
“It will have to be sorted out. The Premier League is so strong now, you see that. And for us, a result like that hurts massively.
“That’s the first time I’ve been on the end of a result like that and, believe me, inside it’s the worst feeling I’ve ever had. But that’s football. You have to accept it, move on, keep your chest out and don’t duck out of the way of responsibility. You have to take them front on and move forward.
“And we know it’s not about speaking to people and hearing what people say, it’s about focusing on ourselves.”
McTominay’s comments show he is a player who cares, and United needed a little more pride like this on display on Sunday afternoon.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has some tricky decisions to make after the international break over his team selection, and he will have to use his squad effectively.
Right now it may not just be about talent, but about picking the players who care the most, and who will put up a fight and represent the club in a way that there are no more humiliating scorelines like this in the future.
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