Quartet linked as star youngster is tipped for shock Man Utd exit

Date published: Wednesday 16th May 2018 8:55 - James Marshment

Scott McTominay will reportedly be allowed to leave Manchester United this summer – if Jose Mourinho lands his preferred top two central midfield targets.

McTominay, 21, has come through United’s academy to become a regular of Mourinho’s first-team squad and has made 23 appearances in all competitions this season.

However, he could find himself squeezed out of the picture next season, with Mourinho plotting the arrival of two big-name arrivals in his central midfield area.

Mourinho is thought to targeted a summer swoop for Shakhtar Donestsk star Fred – with talks set to be well down the line with the £40m-rated Brazilian – while Lazio’s Sergej Milinkovic-Savic remains the United manager’s No 1 choice to replace the retired Michael Carrick in midfield.

With Marouane Fellaini now expected to stay at Old Trafford after a change of heart and with Nemanja Matic, Ander Herrera and Paul Pogba other options through the centre, it means McTominay could reportedly be allowed to leave the club on a season-long loan.

It’s reported that United have already fielded a number of loan enquiries for the midfielder – the club’s inaugural Manager’s Player of the Year winner – with both Burnley, Wolves, Watford and Huddersfield said to be among those keen.

United will reassure McTominay he still has a long-term future at the club before sending him out on loan, but having been heartened by the progress Timothy Fosu-Mensah has made at Crystal Palace, believe he too could reap similar benefits.


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