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United were demolished at the AMEX Stadium and it mathematically ended their hopes of finishing in the top four and qualifying for the Champions League.
McTominay started the game in midfield alongside Nemanja Matic before the Serbia international was replaced by Fred.
During that time, UtdPlug claim McTominay failed to win a single one of his seven ground duels against the Seagulls.
🚨📊 Scott McTominay won 0% of his ground duels vs Brighton (0/7) while Fred won (7/9) over his 45 mins. [WhoScored] #MUFC 🔴— UtdPlug (@UtdPlug) May 7, 2022
Despite being on for only one half of football, Fred managed to win seven of his nine in the middle of the park.
United's issues in midfield have been apparent for a number of years with a lack of investment in that area of the pitch.
McTominay was a regular starter under previous manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and is a graduate of the club's academy.
He's made over 150 appearances since making his debut in 2017 and is liked around Carrington for his honest attitude.
The 25-year-old is a regular international for Scotland, but it's hard to deny he's had a poor domestic season.
Moises Caicedo opened the scoring inside 15 minutes with a long-range effort which caught David de Gea off guard.
Graham Potter's side stayed on top in the first half before blitzing United with three goals with 11 minutes after the break.
Marc Cucurella fired home his first goal in English football to double Brighton's lead, before Pascal Groß coolly slotted past de Gea for a third.
Leandro Trossard bundled in a fourth after a botched clearance from Diogo Dalot to complete the rout, which even left Cristiano Ronaldo stunned.
They could've made it five not long after, but Alexis Mac Allister hit the post from close range.
Danny Welbeck also saw his late effort go wide.
United fans sang 'You're not fit to wear the shirt' after Trossard made it four and Bruno Fernandes was asked about the chant at full-time.
Fernandes wore the captain's armband with Harry Maguire starting on the bench and when asked if the assessment was fair, he replied: "I include myself on that. What we did today, what I did today, was not enough to be in the Manchester United shirt and I accept that."