The Scot was torn between contempt for the Reds and joy for his compatriot Andy Robertson
Manchester United midfielder Scott McTominay admits he struggled to watch bitter rivals Liverpool lift the Champions League trophy on Saturday night – but he was delighted for Andy Robertson.
The Red Devils finished a staggering 31 points behind Liverpool in the Premier League this season.
They will subsequently compete in the Europa League next term, as the Reds defend their Champions League crown.
And McTominay, who has been with United since the age of five, could barely watch as Jordan Henderson held the famous trophy aloft.
“I’m a Man United man through and through so I can’t lie it wasn’t easy, it was a tough watch,” McTominay told the Herald.
However, the 22-year-old was able to salvage one positive from the night, with his compatriot Robertson playing a starring role in Madrid.
He added: “It was still good to see a fellow Scotsman on the pitch and beautiful to see what he’s gone through from 2012 to now.
“It’s amazing for him and we’re relishing getting him back and hopefully kicking on in a Scotland jersey.
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“If that’s not inspiration for the whole team right there I don’t know what is.
“He’s done incredibly well and that’s my aim – to be replicating something like that winning big trophies and hopefully playing in major tournaments in the future with Scotland.”