MANCHESTER UNITED boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer revealed Scott McTominay could only see out of one eye in the first half against Paris Saint-Germain.
The Scottish midfielder had a fine game in the French capital, easily winning the battle against old team-mate Ander Herrera and ex-Everton man Idrissa Gueye.
And it turns out the 23-year-old did it with his vision severely affected too… after losing a contact lens.
Solskjaer explained: “Scott’s [McTominay] first-half performance was even more impressive considering he only had one contact lens in.”
Gueye was hauled off at half-time, highlighting just how superior United had been in the middle of the park.
The referee adjudged PSG keeper Keylor Navas to have come off his line, ordered the retake, and the Portuguese midfielder made no mistake second time round.
The sides were level in the the 55th minute when Anthony Martial – like McTominay struggling to see after he CLOSED his eyes, headed past his own keeper David De Gea.
But Marcus Rashford, just like he did two season ago in the Parc des Princes, was the matchwinner when he rifled home with five minutes remaining.
The 2-1 victory was well deserved according to a delighted Solskajer speaking afterwards.
He told BT Sport: “When you go away to a team like this against Neymar and Mbappe you have to defend well and your keeper will have to make saves.
“Axel Tuanzebe is a top defender and his first game in 10 months was testament to the quality he has.
“Bruno missed two penalties in a row but he’s not going to stop taking them – he showed focus and character.
“We know we need 10 points to get through so next week’s game is very important. There are so many games.”