Scott McTominay hailed for Man Utd interview as fans ask wheres the captain

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Scott McTominay has been hailed by Manchester United supporters for standing up and talking to the Sky Sports cameras despite their demolition at the hands of Manchester City.

The Scotland midfielder was refreshingly honest following City's 4-1 victory at the Etihad, explaining where he and his team-names had fallen short after an intriguing opening 45 minutes.

Although he was praised, many fans questioned why Harry Maguire didn't step forward for an interview, despite the England defender having a more difficult game than most.

One annoyed fan wrote on Twitter: "McTominay doing an interview and Maguire not doing one, shocked no."

With a second adding: "Funny Maguire (captain) didn’t come out to do the interview."

A third continued: "Shouldn’t Maguire be coming to do that interview?"

With a fourth concluding: "Very good interview by him, dodged the difficult questions well and didn't throw people under the bus. Maguire should have been there."

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McTominay had said when asked where he and his colleagues went wrong: "We gave the ball away too much in the second half, the transitions were bad, we gave the ball away then they (City) held it for 15-20 minutes so it’s disappointing and sloppy from us.

"We spoke about it in the changing room and it feels hard to get back into the game even though we were."

Adding: "It comes down to individuals, how we deal with expectations of playing for United, every time we were in transition, it was disappointing.

"It’s difficult for me to comment on other people on the pitch, I’d have to watch it back and look at body language but it’s disappointing if people think we gave up.

"The third goal killed us, we got into so many good opportunities, Man City play simple football and we didn’t do that.

"We need to win to get into the top four, compete in the Champions League, you can’t get distracted with other things."

And concluding of how United will try to improve: "It sounds cliche but we have to stick together, we can’t let something like this break us apart."

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