Erik ten Hag is happy to keep Scott McTominay at Manchester United this summer
Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag is happy to keep Scott McTominay at the club in the ongoing transfer window, according to the Manchester Evening News.
The Red Devils have received an offer from West Ham United for the 26-year-old this summer. However, the Hammers’ proposal was rejected and the midfielder looks likely to remain at the Old Trafford side in the coming weeks.
As things stand, Fred and Donny van de Beek look to be on their way out of United. Kobbie Mainoo also picked up an injury during pre-season and is expected to be on the sidelines for a lengthy spell.
Therefore, it makes sense to keep McTominay in the squad to provide depth in the engine room. While we have signed Mason Mount from Chelsea this summer, the Red Devils cannot go into the next season short on numbers in the middle of the park.
In the previous campaign, the Old Trafford side had to get Marcel Sabitzer on loan in January from Bayern Munich to provide cover in the midfield. The Austrian ended up being an inspiring addition to the team. But the Manchester-based club opted against his permanent signing.
Casemiro and Christian Eriksen were Erik ten Hag’s go-to players in the double pivot position last season. The Brazilian and former Brentford star were key to the little success we had in the 2022/23 term.
As a result, McTominay found himself going down in the pecking order. The Scottish national made his way into the senior squad during the 2016/17 term and subsequently has become a key player for us.
While the midfielder has had his moments, they have been few and far between. On the whole, the academy graduate has been inconsistent for the most part.
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Last season, McTominay started in just 10 matches in the Premier League. It would not be a surprise if the midfielder wanted to look for greener pastures. However, it remains to be seen whether the Red Devils will sell him.