‘Scott McTominay takes social distancing a little too literally’: Paul Scholes criticizes Manchester United man for failing to close Harvey Barnes for his goal … while fans pick Harry Maguire and Bruno Fernandes for losing the ball
- Harvey Barnes equalized for Leicester against Man United on Saturday
- Paul Scholes slammed Scott McTominay for not closing Barnes quickly
- Man United fans blamed Harry Maguire and Bruno Fernandes for the goal
- Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s team had to be satisfied with a 2-2 draw against the Füchse
Paul Scholes hit Scott McTominay for failing to close Harvey Barnes for Leicester’s first goal in Saturday’s 2-2 draw with Manchester United.
The Foxes winger Barnes canceled Marcus Rashford’s early start for United with a left-footed shot from distance under minimal pressure on the edge of the box.
Scholes accused McTominay of “taking social distancing too seriously” and accused the Scottish international of admitting Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in the first phase.
Scott McTominay (left) was blamed for Harvey Barnes’ goal for Leicester against Man United
Barnes (center, blue) struck from the edge of the area with no pressure from McTominay
The former Manchester United midfielder told BT Sport at halftime: ‘McTominay is taking social distancing a little too literally! He has to stop the shot, we have the skill that Harvey Barnes showed.
‘He needs to get up and turn off the shot. David de Gea (Manchester United goalkeeper) is a bit unsightly so a bit unfair to blame him. ‘
However, Manchester United fans used social media to blame Harry Maguire and Bruno Fernandes for their first-half goals.
Paul Scholes (above) accused McTominay of “taking social distancing too seriously”
United skipper Maguire slipped ahead of the goal while Fernandes was the player to give Leicester the ball in the halfway point so the home team could move forward and score.
One fan tweeted: ‘That was such a United own goal. Fernandes trash to lose possession then trash defending against McTominay & Bailly. Really annoying
Another said, ‘Stupid release from Harry Maguire, and it was very costly. So much for an expensive defender #LEIMUN ‘
United fans blamed Harry Maguire (center) and Bruno Fernandes for scoring with McTominay
One person reiterated that Maguire was not producing the performances for a £ 80 million player and said, “Maguire is fluttering like Bambi on ice again. 80 million. ‘
Another United fan added: “I don’t think De Gea was responsible for this goal in Leicester. Careless of Fernandes trying to megate a player around his own box and Mctominay should close the shot faster. ‘
United traveled to the Midlands Club in third to bolster their title hopes against the runner-up Foxes.
However, Solskjaer’s side were left empty-handed as they had to settle for a 2-2 draw.