The Gunners' perfect start to the season came to an end after goals from United's £86 million signing Antony and Marcus Rashford (2).
Bukayo Saka scored for Arsenal, who also had an opening goal disallowed when VAR ruled that Martin Odegaard had fouled Christian Eriksen prior to Gabriel Martinelli putting the ball in the net.
But speaking of fouls, Scotland international McTominay made a number of them during the game.
The likes of Martinelli and Gabriel Jesus were brought down cynically by the midfielder, who was eventually cautioned in the second half for throwing the former to the floor with a rugby tackle after a poor touch.
McTominay is a cheat and a caveman. The fouls he gets away with every game without a card is ridiculous. Two yellow card offences and one arguably red card offence yesterday vs Arsenal. When will the first leg break occur? #McTominay #cheat pic.twitter.com/hJ0nikE8vY— Kim Morten Ognedal (@kimmoAFC) September 5, 2022
Yet @kimmoAFC was outraged by McTominay's constant fouling and in a tweet branding him "a cheat and a caveman", shared all of his offences.
Mental he didn’t get sent off. Yet another game. https://t.co/8ZFPd2LCsk— Dan (@hangover1990) September 5, 2022
How didn’t he get a yellow card for the second one? https://t.co/sXQYZ5tbUQ— Unintentional Man (@candidpersona) September 5, 2022
This guy didn't get a Red yesterday...he is so bad at football it's unreal... https://t.co/ZnMqEQuYv7— DeeGunner (@Duvalw) September 5, 2022
McTominay makes at least 4 reckless tackles per games but he has never gotten a red card in his Premier League career. In fact, it's only one time he got more than 3 yellow cards in a full season. This is his 7th season. 115 appearances. https://t.co/UkvOLiPAf3— Ebuka Means Great 𓃵 (@EbukaMeansGreat) September 5, 2022
My favourite was that third rugby tackle 🔥🔥🔥 https://t.co/spv3dhMU5X— Babs (@Babs_SP) September 5, 2022
McTominay has never been sent off in his whole career, taking in club and international appearances into account, but he has been yellow card in four of his six outings this term.
The United youth product had stinkers in the defeats to Brighton and Brentford but has recovered and performed well in recent weeks.
Against Arsenal, he completed 100 per cent of his 25 passes attempted. And the moment, £70 million man Casemiro, a five-time Champions League winner, still can't breaking into Erik ten Hag's starting XI.
“He has to get used to my way of playing football… The other thing, Scott McTominay is playing really well,” Ten Hag said pre-match when asked why Casemiro hasn't started yet.
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