Manchester United has been a club that has had much to thank its youngsters for over the years. The arrival of Jose Mourinho had signaled that perhaps this trend of youth talent being built-up might come to an end.
But that has not happened, and the sight of youngsters Rashford and Martial being used extensively throughout the season is proof of just that.
However, they were in many ways developed already, and the bigger test for his youth-reliance lay in him utilizing fresh faces. And precisely that was done in the form of Scott McTominay.
The 21-year-old proved impressive in their pre-season tour, and over the course of the season, was able to sneak in quite an instrumental role, so much so that his final tally of appearances stood at 23 in all competitions.
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However, as per Metro, Mourinho could send him off on loan to another Premier League club should his current midfield targets be attained.
United are currently linked with Lazio’s Sergej Milinković-Savić and Shakhtar Donetsk’s Fred. This is to accommodate the retirement of Michael Carrick, and possibly the departure of Marouane Fellaini too. The future of Herrera seems uncertain as well.
As of such, midfielders will be desperately needed at Old Trafford, but if said world-class talents do make the switch, the youngster will find himself underutilized.
The source adds that United have already rejected up to four Premier League clubs who have requested for the Scot’s services on loan.
But this could change, as Mourinho is fond of the starlet, and wishes the starlet’s development to be full-fledged, something that a season at United may not necessarily achieve.
In fact, McTominay was even the inaugural Manager’s Player of the Year awardee, and is all set to be included in Saturday’s squad that will face Chelsea in the final of the FA Cup.
What does the future hold for this bright lad?