Wednesday, April 21, 2021
No menu items!
Home SPORTS Messi thought I elbowed him, refused to give me his shirt –...

Messi thought I elbowed him, refused to give me his shirt – Man United star, McTominay

Manchester United midfielder, Scott McTominay has revealed his encounter with Lionel Messi when he asked the Barcelona king for his shirt after a Champions League game between the two clubs in 2019.

McTominay said his request to Messi, who he believes is the best in the world, was met by a frosty response from the Argentina captain.

He said Messi blamed him for a little injury he sustained on his face during the game at Old Trafford and so turned down his request.

McTominay, who pleaded with Messi’s national team-mate and United goalkeeper, Romero to get the shirt for him, said he had to let Messi understand that he was not the one that injured him but Chris Smalling.

Messi was visibly hurt from a challenge with Chris Smalling and made his frustrations clear to the referee.

Unfortunately for McTominay, Messi blamed him and a post-match request for his shirt through international team-mate Sergio Romero fell flat.

Speaking with ESPN about the best player in the world, Scott said, “Messi, 100 per cent. Yeah, Messi, Messi. I got his shirt, you know?

“So, when we played against him for Barcelona [in 2009], Chris Smalling elbowed him and he’s got blood coming out of his nose. And he thought it was me.

“Because I said to Sergio Romero, ‘please can you ask Messi to get his shirt?’

“Sergio comes back in and said, ‘Oh, he thinks you were the one who elbowed him on the halfway line’. I said, ‘No, no, no, no – tell him it wasn’t me, so make sure I get that shirt because that’s going in my bedroom’. So he knows it wasn’t me now.

“Sorry Chrissy, but he was the one who roughed him up a bit.”


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Most Popular

Woman who survived car crash is killed moments later by hit-and-run driver while searching for her phone

A 28-year-old South African woman who survived a car crash has tragically been killed in a hit-and-run incident while searching for her missing phone. South...

Amazon to open African headquarters in South Africa

Amazon has concluded plans to open its African headquarters in South Africa with a real estate investment of over R4 billion. Authorities in Cape Town...

Ed Woodward resigns as vice-chairman of Manchester United over European Super League backlash

Manchester United executive vice-chairman, Ed Woodward has resigned from his position at the club following the backlash over the European Super League. Woodward’s resignation comes...

Actress, Iyabo Ojo tells her daughter she must be engaged at 23, married at 24 and have her first child when she’s 25 (video)

  Iyabo Ojo has told her daughter that she wants her engaged at 23 and married at 24.   The actress, who has two kids, told her...

Recent Comments