Scott McTominay has revealed an interesting story about Lionel Messi refusing to give him his jersey after a match. The Manchester United star managed to get the Barcelona star’s jersey but had to convince him for it.
Barcelona defeated Manchester United 4-0 on aggregate in the Champions League quarter-finals back in 2019. The Catalan side’s captain was left with a bloody nose in the first leg, and Lionel Messi believed it was Scott McTominay who did it, while in reality it was Chris Smalling whose elbow had caught the Argentine.
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Scott McTominay was talking to ESPN when they asked him who he believes is the best player in the world. The Manchester United star picked Lionel Messi straight away and revealed the story of mistaken identity.
“Messi, 100 per cent. Yeah, Messi, Messi. I got his shirt, you know? So, whenever we played against him for Barcelona [in 2019], Chris Smalling elbowed him and he’s got blood coming out of his nose. And he thought it was me.”
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“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.”