- Jonathan Walters has criticized Man United midfielder Scott McTominay
- The Scotland international failed to come back in one period against Bayern
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Former Ireland international Jonathan Walters has slammed Scott McTominay’s ’embarrassing’ track in Manchester United’s 4-3 group stage defeat to Bayern Munich.
Furious club supporters have already criticized the Scotland international for showing a ‘disgusting’ lack of desire to win the ball back just ten minutes after entering the Allianz Arena.
Just 10 minutes into his cameo, McTominay lost the ball on the edge of Bayern’s area before showing any will or urgency to win it back.
Footage highlighting the 26-year-old’s lackluster effort has been criticized by Walters, who noted that referee Glenn Nyberg covered more ground than he did.
On Twitter, Walters said: ‘The referee who outscored McTominay and the FIVE other attacking players in the 79th minute says everything you need to know about Man Utd right now. Desire = Zero. Embarrassing.’
Former Republic of Ireland international Jonathan Walters (pictured) has criticized Scott McTominay’s ’embarrassing’ track in Man United’s defeat to Bayern Munich
McTominay (centre) is called out by Walters for his poor defending
The midfielder lost the ball ten minutes after coming on as a substitute
The devastating footage shows that McTominay (circled) was even overtaken by the referee (blue top)
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McTominay was demoted to the bench after a similarly disappointing performance in United’s 3-1 defeat to Brighton last weekend.
He has spent minutes under Ten Hag so far this season as a flurry of midfield additions, but has starred for the Scotland national team in the European Championship qualifiers.
United went down 2-0 at the Allianz Arena after Andre Onana’s howler gifted Leroy Sane the opener in the 28th minute, before Serge Gnabry doubled the hosts’ lead four minutes later.
They pulled one back through new £72million striker Ramus Hojlund, but wilted again after Harry Kane’s controversial penalty restored Bayern’s two-goal lead.
Casemiro scored two late goals for the Ten Hag side, with both sides of Mathys Tel adding a fourth goal for the home side in stoppage time.
The defeat means the struggling Red Devils have now lost four of their first six games in 2023/24, including three in a row.
Walters criticized McTominay in a social media post after Man United’s defeat to Bayern
The 4-3 defeat to Bayern means United have now lost four of their first six games this season