Scott McTominay went blind in one eye for chunk of Man Utd’s win over PSG

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has praised Scott McTominay after he played the first half against Paris Saint-Germain with a contact lens missing.

McTominay was handed a start in central midfield alongside Fred at the Parc des Princes against former United player Ander Herrera but the Scottish star held his own to dominate the battle in the middle of the park.

And United would go on to win the match 2-1 courtesy of a late winner from Marcus Rashford to them the perfect start to their Champions League campaign.

Speaking after the match, Solskjaer reserved special praise for McTominay's performance as he revealed the 23-year-old was playing with just one contact lens.

“Scotty played the first half with one eye as well, that was the most impressive thing, because he lost his contact lens,” Solskjaer said. "That was impressive.”

Meanwhile, United legend Peter Schmeichel hailed Solskjaer for his tactics, which helped his side dominate the match.

“Not only did he get it spot on tactically to begin with, but with 20 minutes to go he changed the system and his coaching performance was absolutely spot on,” Schmeichel said.

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“It looked like three at the back and then five across the midfield, but in reality it was five at the back and two right in front with Fred and McTominay, just to keep it tight.

“Then, with 20 minutes to go, he put Paul Pogba on to keep the ball and actually we won the ball.

"We controlled the game in the last 20 minutes and that was fantastic. I thought Ole did really well.”

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