MANCHESTER UNITED left it late to defeat Omonia Nicosia in the Europa League.

Scott McTominay scored the only goal of the game with a injury-time strike, finally beating Omonia 'keeper Francis Uzoho.

And United legend Paul Scholes has given his view of the game on punditry duty.

Meanwhile, Cristiano Ronaldo is 'p****d off' with not playing regularly for Manchester United, according to former team-mate Rio Ferdinand.

Ferdinand told Vibe with Five: “When I’ve spoken to him during this period of not playing… Obviously there’s an undertone of p* off.

“There’s no doubt in my mind he’s upset. But then it’s about what you do after and when you’re given the opportunity.

“You don’t go in and sulk. He’s the quickest one off the bench when he’s being asked to go on the pitch.”


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  • Sam Dymond

    And McTominay has won it…

    Not bad company to be in.

    Credit: @OptaJoe Twitter
  • Sam Dymond

    Sub Scott to the rescue

    Scott McTominay came off the bench and leapt to Manchester United's rescue with a stoppage time winner against Omonia Nicosia.

    It was a case of 13th on target attempt lucky for United, who dominated the entire match but struggled to break down a stubborn side with an inspired goalkeeper in Francis Uzoho.

  • Sam Dymond

    Scholes surprised by scoring exploits

    Paul Scholes says he never would have expected Cristiano Ronaldo to go on to score 700 goals after judging the youngster that first arrived at Old Trafford in 2003.

    The former Manchester United star was discussing the Portuguese forward's goalscoring exploits with Owen Hargreaves on BT Sport ahead of tonight's clash with Omonia Nicosia.

    "I knew him as a young player when he first came over from Sporting Lisbon, and he was a little bit flash, a little bit cocky with all the skills," remarked Scholes.

    "But he soon learnt that he had to start producing goals, making goals, scoring goals.

    "I never thought he would go on to score 700 goals. I never really saw that as a young player, but what he did for the next few years at Manchester United, and then so successfully at Real Madrid in Spain, he is a sensational footballer.

    "He became a centre-forward when he went to Real Madrid, he never really played that position here. He was a wide player that didn't really run back so people had to sacrifice themselves for that, and that's why he scored so many goals.

    "But to then turn himself into a number nine, a target man really, and his finishing is just brilliant."

  • Sam Dymond

    Red Devils dominating but drawing

    Manchester United have had 15 attempts at goal, and 79% of the possession, but somehow go in at half-time on level terms with Omonia Nicosia.

    For live coverage of the second half, follow our live blog.

  • Sam Dymond

    Hargreaves: Ronaldo is a phenomenon

    Cristiano Ronaldo has been labelled 'a phenomenon' by his former Manchester United teammate Owen Hargreaves.

    The ex-England international, now BT Sport pundit, was full of praise for the Portuguese legend after he scored the 700th goal of his club career at Everton on Sunday.

    "The numbers are ridiculous. The guy is just a phenomenon," Hargreaves said as he reminisced with Paul Scholes.

    "In the team we had [at Manchester United], there were a lot of great players, but he was the difference maker. We had Scholesy, a genius footballer, we had Giggsy, we had David Beckham, we had all these guys.

    "But Cristiano is six foot one, he's quick with both feet, he can jump, he can do virtually everything.

    "I don't think he would have envisaged scoring 700 goals. He had all these amazing skills, but then he figured out to specialise in goalscoring.

    "For us, he was the best player in the world and won the Ballon d'Or, but went to Real Madrid and, all of a sudden, he turned goalscoring into looking like the easiest thing. He scored 50-60 a season! 700 goals, that's 35-a-season for 20 years!"

  • Sam Dymond

    Ten Hag selects strong team

    Manchester United have brought out the big guns for tonight's Europa League group stage encounter with Omonia Nicosia.

    Cristiano Ronaldo, Casemiro, Bruno Fernandes, Antony, Marcus Rashford, Lisandro Martinez and David de Gea all start for the Red Devils.

  • Sam Dymond

    Lesson learned from derby debacle

    Erik ten Hag insists Manchester United have learnt from their 6-3 thrashing at the hands of Manchester City.

    In his programme notes for tonight's Europa League fixture at Old Trafford, the Dutchman maintains that he has been impressed by the character shown by his players since – particularly in the manner in whey came from behind to beat Omonia Nicosia and Everton.

    "The nature of our defeat in the Manchester derby was, as I said, unacceptable," Ten Hag writes.

    "But it provided us with some important lessons and in the two games since we have shown good mental strength and attitude to not only win both, but win after conceding first.

    "Everton were in very good form going into Sunday’s game. They had been very hard to score against, the crowd was excited and we gave them the extra boost of an early goal, but after that we turned the volume down, we controlled the game and we got the win we deserved."

  • Sam Dymond

    De Jong unhappy at Barca

    What a difference a few months can make (and not to mention a shambolic Champions League campaign).

    According to reports in Spain, Manchester United target Frenkie de Jong is unhappy with life at Barcelona.

    The Dutchman was the subject of a drawn-out transfer saga over the summer when the Red Devils were desperate to make him their statement signing.

    However, the 25-year-old insisted his preference was to remain at the Nou Camp despite the LaLiga giants keen to move him on to balance their books.

    Sport believe that De Jong is now disillusioned in Catalonia as he continually finds himself on the fringes of Barca's biggest games.

    It has been suggested that United could resurrect their interest in the player when the transfer window opens in January.

  • Sam Dymond

    Ten Hag's path to glory

    Erik ten Hag has arrived at Old Trafford ahead of this evening's Europa League match with Omonia Nicosia.

    And the Dutch boss has allowed himself a quiet moment in order to walk across the turf and take in his surroundings at the Theatre of Dreams.

    Ten Hag will be hoping this evening's contest is as much of a stroll for his players.

  • Sam Dymond

    Pellistri could make United debut

    Erik ten Hag is expected to hand a Manchester United debut to youngster Facundo Pellistri this evening.

    The Red Devils are preparing for Neil Lennon's Omonia Nicosia at Old Trafford with the Dutch boss likely to ring the changes.

    And among those that may come into the team are 20-year-old winger Pellistri.

    The Uruguayan starlet was a £9m capture from Penarol in 2020, and has spent the past two seasons out on loan at Spanish outfit Deportivo Alaves.

  • Sam Dymond

    Casemiro wants to keep learning

    Casemiro arrived in the Premier League last month as one of the most decorated players in Europe – but the Brazilian has vowed to keep learning.

    Even at the age of 30-years-old, the midfielder admits to reviewing all of his post-match statistics in order to analyse his game.

    "I look at them a lot and I enjoy it," Casemiro told the United Review, Manchester United's official programme.

    "I think I watch through my games three or four times over. Yes, it's the way you learn and develop by correcting errors. I think it's key to continue evolving in football.

    "I watch a lot of football. I love it. My wife gets a bit annoyed, as there is only football on at home! Football is my passion, it's my soul and I believe that's been the key to my success. I love football. I love watching football."

  • Anthony Chapman

    Utd vs Newcastle TV info

    Man Utd host Newcastle this weekend as they look for successive league wins

    But is the game on TV?

    And can it also be live-streamed?


  • Anthony Chapman

    United get big Sergej boost

    Man Utd have been handed a boost in their pursuit of Lazio star Sergej Milinkovic-Savic.

    The Serbian's contract expires at the end of next season and he is set for crunch talks with the Serie A side to discuss his future.

    His agent and former Chelsea striker Metija Kezman told CorSport: "Sergej has just 18 months left on his contract, we will have to discuss about his situation with Lazio after the World Cup."

    Lazio chief Claudio Lotito has said he will not sell the midfielder for less than £105million and claimed the price goes up every month.

  • Anthony Chapman

    JT deletes Keane blast tweet

    Fans online accused Chelsea legend John Terry of "bottling it" after he deleted a tweet criticising Roy Keane.

    After video emerged of Keane rejecting a fan for a picture, pundit Laura Woods wrote: "My favourite part of Sunday. Don’t ask Roy for a selfie at a game."

    Terry then wrote, before shortly deleting: "It takes 2 seconds to have a picture taken with the fans. I think this is poor!"

    And fans soon had their say, with one quipping: "Terry has bottled it there, he never did fancy it against a proper hardman."

  • Anthony Chapman

    Prem League's top bosses revealed

    Mikel Arteta has moved into the Premier League's all-time top ten bosses in terms of points per game.

    But he is still some way off Pep Guardiola and Sir Alex Ferguson, who lead the impressive list.

    There are FOUR ex-Chelsea managers in the table.

    And Liverpool’s Jurgen Klopp is third.

  • Anthony Chapman

    Ten Hag backing for Cristiano

    Erik ten Hag has thrown his support behind Cristiano Ronaldo, who is "in better shape now" after getting back on the scoresheet.

    The Man Utd boss said: said: "I want to support him as good as possible. We have certain demands from players, what we expect in certain positions.

    "I want to get the best out of him, he's in better shape now and I'm happy with that.

    "At the start, it was the case (lack of fitness), it's proven once again, no one can miss a pre-season."

  • Anthony Chapman

    Alexis Sanchez having last laugh

    Eric Bailly reckons Alexis Sanchez is making Man Utd eat humble pie after resurrecting his career away from the club.

    Now playing with Sanchez at Marseille, Bailly said: "Alexis is passionate, he has the grinta, the energy he gives to the people around him.

    "This is what he is demonstrating again here at OM. He too had a difficult time in Manchester. I'm glad to find him here.

    "On the field, when you see him, it makes you want to go all out, his way of pressing, his grit, his rage, when you're behind it motivates you."

  • Anthony Chapman

    No Bailly room for Ron

    Eric Bailly has snubbed Cristiano Ronaldo when naming the two Manchester United players that "blew him away" during his time at Old Trafford.

    He said: "I knew a lot of great players in Manchester.

    "But if I have to talk about everyone who impressed me, we're never going to finish this interview!

    "There was incredible talent, both old and young. Someone like Marcus Rashford really blew me away. Anthony Martial too."

  • Anthony Chapman

    United sweat over Martial injury

    Man Utd boss Erik ten Hag admits he’s disappointed to see Anthony Martial potentially out injured again.

    He said:” I’ve had several talks with him and I’m really disappointed for him.

    “He fell out and it's disappointing for him and disappointing for the team as well. Of course, I want every player to be available.

    "When they're not available you have to deal with the situation and I focus on the players available."

  • Anthony Chapman

    Chelsea’s Ronaldo move not right

    Cristiano Ronaldo will NOT improve Chelsea should he join from Manchester United.

    Ex-Blue Glen Johnson told Bettingodds: “It’s a tough one because obviously he’s an icon and has been one of the best players in the world for a long long time. 

    “Commercially, whichever club that signs him is going to make a fortune, but is he going to improve Chelsea’s team right now? Probably not. 

    “I think he’ll be a big player to have around because he’s a big character and he’d be great to have around the dressing room. However, I think you have to be careful as to why you are signing him.” 

  • Anthony Chapman

    Ferdinand reveals Ronnie is ‘p****d’

    Rio Ferdinand claims Cristiano Ronaldo is ‘p****d off’ with his situation at Man Utd.

    Ferdinand told Vibe with Five: "When I’ve spoken to him during this period of not playing… Obviously there’s an undertone of p***** off.

    "There’s no doubt in my mind he’s upset. But then it’s about what you do after and when you’re given the opportunity. 

    “You don’t go in and sulk. He’s the quickest one off the bench when he’s being asked to go on the pitch."

  • Anthony Chapman

    Ron ready to fight charge

    Cristiano Ronaldo will fight any ban after accepting an FA charge for smacking a mobile phone out of a boy’s hand.

    He will be backed by Manchester United when he pleads for leniency having this week pleaded guilty to FA rule E3 relating to improper and/or violent conduct.

    Old Trafford boss Erik ten Hag also gave his support although he had first appeared to suggest that 700-goal superstar would contest the case.

    When asked if Ronaldo had responded after being charged for the incident at Goodison Park that brought him a police caution he said: “We spoke about that. He will not accept it.”

  • Anthony Chapman

    Glazers not interested in quitting

    Man Utd owners the Glazers are NOT interested in selling the club… but would consider offers in excess of £9BILLION.

    The American family took over the Red Devils for around £800million in 2005 and have been heavily criticised during their 17 years at Old Trafford.

    A £9bn deal would make United the most valuable sports team in the world, eclipsing the Dallas Cowboys who are said to be worth £7.23bn.

    However, the Premier League outfit are currently valued at less than £3bn.

  • Anthony Chapman

    Ten Hag watching Brentford star

    Man Utd are reportedly eyeing up a move for Brentford striker Ivan Toney if Cristiano Ronaldo leaves the club.

    Toney has scored six Premier League goals in nine matches so far this season.

    And his superb form earned him an England call-up for last month's Nations League games against Italy and Germany.

    The 26-year-old is under contract with Brentford until 2025, with the club hoping they can keep him by offering a new £100k-a-week deal.

  • Anthony Chapman

    Predicted Utd XI vs Omonia

    Cristiano Ronaldo is set to lead the line for Man Utd in tonight's Europa League clash against Omonia Nicosia.

    Erik ten Hag could make several more changes, with Tyrell Malacia returning at left-back and Jadon Sancho on the wing.

    Fred and Scott McTominay are also hoping for a reprieve this evening.

    Is this how United will look against their Cypriot opponents?

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