After Manchester United’s impressive victory over Paris St Germain at the Parc des Princes, manager Ole-Gunnar Solskjaer revealed that midfielder, Scott McTominay had played throughout the first-half handicapped by the loss of a contact lens.
“Scott played the first half with only one eye. That was the most impressive thing, because he lost his contact lens.”
Marcus Rashford’s late goal sealed a deserved three points, which only came under threat when Anthony Martial headed into his own goal to level the scores. Otherwise United were largely in control, with significant contributions coming from the midfield anchor provided by McTominay and Fred.
The pair had started in the same positions at Parc des Princes 19 months ago when United eliminated PSG at the round-of-16 stage.
Solskjaer had also played the duo in Saturday’s 4-1 victory over Newcastle United and preferred the pairing for yesterday’s clash ahead of Pogba, Matic and new summer signing, Donny van de Beek.
McTominay was yellow-carded in the first-half but maintained his discipline against PSG’s dynamic attacking trident of Di Maria, Neymar Jnr and Mbappe.
“They’re in good form now,” said Solskjaer. “They’re good players and played really well against Newcastle. They laid the foundation for the win in that game and laid the foundation for today as well.”