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An Emotional Scott McTominay Speaks From The Heart In A Very Revealing Post-Match Interview

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An Emotional Scott McTominay Speaks From The Heart In A Very Revealing Post-Match Interview

Scott McTominay gave a very honest and revealing post-match interview with BT Sport after Manchester United's disappointing 3-1 defeat to Arsenal – and it sums up the troubles at the club right now.

It was another afternoon to forget for United and their fans. Ralf Rangnick's side dropped more points in the race for a top four spot after goals from Nuno Tavares, Bukayo Saka and Granit Xhaka sealed a deserved 3-1 win for the Gunners.

Cristiano Ronaldo, who has saved United time and time again this season, managed to claw one back in the first-half after Arsenal took a two goal lead but it wasn't enough as United continue to struggle.

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After the full-time whistle, an emotional McTominay opened up about the club's current situation, a lack of self-belief in the dressing room and new manager Erik ten Hag in an interview with BT's Des Kelly.

McTominay said: "Goals change games of football, We didn't put the ball in the back of the net and they did.

"We dominated the first 20/25 minutes of the second half and they go down the other side of the pitch and score. That's how it's going at the minute. There are a whole lot of problems in terms of players, staff, everything higher up.

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"We need to concentrate on what's happening on the pitch. It's self-pride when we're on the pitch. We don't need to worry about who's saying what. It's pride when you go on the pitch, give your best, everyone."

He added: "There's a lot of things going on at the minute, don't get me wrong. For us, when we get back into the dressing room, it's about going home and taking a look at ourselves in the mirror. You can't go home and be satisfied at conceding three goals away at Arsenal whenever we deserved to win the game, that's not the way that football works.

"For us, self-belief, lack of confidence, you can see it all in the last two months. We had a half-decent game today, but even then, it's the belief, which is so big in football, it's just not here at the minute."

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The topic of Ten Hag was then brought up in the interview. "When the new coach comes in, we need to be ready for everything," McTominay said. "We need to be concentrating on our jobs. We impress him and then we can build from there.

BT reporter Des Kelly then asked McTominay what Ten Hag would have thought of their performance against Arsenal.

"Obviously, it's difficult for me when your playing," the midfielder said. "You are so lost in the game. I wouldn't like to say. He's looking at next season in terms of how we can improve and what we can do; the players we can bring in and how much they can add to the group.

"For myself, it's a bit of balls in your performances, man. That's what it comes down to, the fundamentals of football.

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"It's difficult for me to speak because you're so high in emotions, and the last two months... but it comes down to the basics and we never do them well enough in big games recently.”

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Image credit: Alamy

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Topics: Scott Mctominay, Manchester United, Premier League, Arsenal

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