Scott McTominay.

McTominay calls for show of pride

Saturday 23 April 2022 16:40

Manchester United midfielder Scott McTominay has struggled to hide his emotions after a 3-1 defeat to Arsenal all but ended the Reds' hopes of reaching next season's Champions League.

Although Ralf Rangnick's side were clearly unlucky to come out on the losing end at the Emirates Stadium, the Scotland international was left extremely frustrated with the result and insisted that it is all about showing pride in the remaining four games.

United face Chelsea next Thursday before tackling Brentford, Brighton & Hove Albion and Crystal Palace in the remainder of the run-in.

Despite a top-four spot now looking unachievable, Scott has promised to give his all for the cause.

Rangnick’s reaction to defeat at Arsenal


Our interim manager shares his disappointment with the result at the Emirates Stadium.

"Look, to be honest, it's difficult to talk right now," he admitted to club media. "My emotions are all over the place.

"We did more than enough to win the game but it's the way it's going for us at the minute and just how it falls sometimes. In terms of belief, in wanting to win the game, I feel like that was clear.

"It's important we have pride towards the end of the season. We can't give up now. 


"It's about playing for pride and not anything else other than self-pride as we're playing for one of the biggest clubs in the world. For us, we've been nowhere near good enough, it's not the standard and we know that. Everyone has spoken in the dressing room then and we know the standards are nowhere near good enough. We have to look ourselves in the mirror and do better."

McTominay returned to the starting XI after being an unused substitute at Liverpool, following an injury lay-off. Although the Reds did not get the rub of the green in the capital, particularly with some VAR calls, the homegrown product was not seeking any excuses.

"Of course, it [the result] is harsh but we lost 3-1," he reasoned. "The most imperative thing in football is goals, that's the most important thing in the game of football. If you don't score enough of them, you get punished. It's difficult for me to speak right now. I've got no words to say as I'm absolutely devastated and gutted. 

"But we won't give up. That's what we've said in the dressing room. We're playing for one of the biggest clubs in the world and everybody has to have the same mentality to play with a bit of pride and guts about our performances."