Man Utd midfielder McTominay hailed for stopping Mbappe with Rashford labeled ‘unplayable’

Manchester United star Scott McTominay has been praised by club legend Paul Scholes after the 3-1 loss to Paris St-Germain at Old Trafford on Wednesday. Marcus Rashford was another that caught the eye with Rio Ferdinand gushing over the forward.

United legend Scholes has praised McTominay for his display against Kylian Mbappe in the Champions League on Wednesday night.

Paris St-Germain rocked up to Manchester and won 3-1 to throw Group H completely open with RB Leipzig also winning their match against Istanbul Basaksehir.

It means all three clubs are one nine points with one game to go as United prepare to take on Julian Nagelsmann’s team next in Europe.

Neymar got the visitors off to a perfect start after netting from a tight angle following a mazy run from Mbappe – taking the ball past McTominay with ease before his deflected effort found his Brazilian teammate.

Marquinhos would go on to score in the second half after Rashford’s shot was deflected into the net by Danilo, while Neymar got his second late on.

But Scholes has praised McTominay in the BT Sport studio.

He said: “I think he’ll [Solskjaer] will be happy with the whole performance. Every single one of them contributed.

“I thought McTominay in midfield was excellent. Amount of times he got back and took the ball off Mbappe.

“He’ll be disappointed, of course he will. But the performance was excellent.”

Another Red Devils icon was sat next to him as Ferdinand praised the ability of Rashford, who scored after half an hour to level the scores to give United hope.

Scholes continued on the English forward, saying: “Rashford I thought he was brilliant at times.

“Some of the chances he created, the backheel from Cavani into Martial. Another great chance.

“Marcus was good all night. Unfortunately, he had to go off.”

Ferdinand added: “I thought Rashford, for me, was unplayable at times.

“I think Ole will be delighted with the front three. Not in terms of the lack of goals but everything up to the finish was beautiful.

“If we’d have seen that in the other side in Mbappe and Neymar doing that we’d be sitting here purring.”

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