Mourinho Names ‘Mad Dog’ Manchester United Star That Stopped Barcelona Playing

Former Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has hailed the performance of Scott McTominay in Manchester United’s Champions League defeat to Barcelona on Wednesday night.

Barcelona’s Lionel Messi (centre) and Manchester United’s Scott McTominay battle for the ball

United lost the first leg of their quarter-final tie at Old Trafford thanks to a Luke Shaw own goal, by former Red Devils boss Mourinho was very impressed with how McTominay managed to contain his more famous rivals on the night.

“Barcelona was not Barcelona,” Mourinho said. “I think United had one player that was responsible for that because I think Scott McTominay in midfield, he was like what I used to call – but when I use this expression it’s obviously in the total positive sense of the word – he was a mad dog. Afraid of nobody. Imposing his respect. Pressing really hard with a huge range of movement, a huge area of pressing. Pressing higher and creating problems in Barcelona building up then really aggressive on the duels.”

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