Scott McTominay branded a scam as fans spot Man Utd star cheating at skill

Scott McTominay's attempt at an 'around the world' juggle has been panned by football fans on social media as they spotted the Manchester United star using a cheeky shortcut.

The midfielder was tasked with doing some keep-ups while taking part in a photo shoot wearing the new Red Devils home strip when he decided to attempt the skill – which is known to FIFA video game players as being a five star move.

In his attempt, McTominay put his own spin on the trick by patting the ball with his hand through his legs – which hasn't gone down too well despite it looking even harder than normal.

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One fan wrote in response: "This guy is a scam ahbeg."

With a second adding: "This is the real reason why McTominay is injured, he probably tried this without using his hand."

And a third saying: "How did he make it to the starting 11?"

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While others defended the Scotland international, with one saying: "Why do people care about this, this trick does mean a god damn thing in reality to actual football played on a pitch."

And a second adding: "Roy Keane couldnt do silly kicky up skills either and he was one of the best players of his generation…"

And a third writing: "He used his hand to spice it up,but if you know how to do this trick yourself you’ll understand he can do it without the hand because he already had it."

McTominay, who underwent groin surgery at the start of last season, played a key role under Ralf Rangnick and will be hoping to do the same under Eric ten Hag.

McTominay said of his new boss this month: "He's got an idea of the way he wants to play, and he executes it really, really well in terms of getting across to the players.

"[It is] the same with [assistant coach] Mitchell [van der Gaag]. The philosophy and the ideas of the style of play for us [are] clear to see."

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