As debuts go, Paddy McNair’s for Sunderland on Saturday was pretty horrible.
The on-loan Manchester United player came off the bench in the 82nd minute of Sunderland’s 2-1 defeat at Manchester City.
McNair, 21, used to be known as a defender, but he now insists he’s a midfielder. He certainly didn’t do a great job at defending five minutes into his Black Cats bow when he deflected a Jesus Navas cross, which had taken a touch off Kelechi Iheanacho, into his own net.
Paddy McNair’s own goal against Man City, on his Sunderland debut! ???? pic.twitter.com/EDWjF7ipaO
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That fateful deflection was one of just seven touches McNair had during his 11-minute appearance.
And it cost Sunderland a point and donated two to more to City – the great rivals of McNair’s parent club.