Manchester United midfielder Scott McTominay has signed a new contract at the club. The new deal sees McTominay remaining at Old Trafford until at least 2025, with the option of a further year. The Scottish international has been rewarded for his bigger role in United’s first team.
Scott McTominay Signs New Manchester United Deal
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A Key Figure
Scott McTominay has amassed 75 first-team appearances since his debut in 2017. In that time, he won Jose Mourinho’s ‘Manager’s Player of the Season’ in 2018 for his efforts in the 2017/18 campaign.
This season, McTominay has played more football than ever in the first team. The absence of Paul Pogba and the inconsistency of Nemanja Matic and Fred allowed the Scot to excel. When he has played, the 23-year-old has been consistently reliable. His tenacity and work rate are essential for Manchester United’s pressing system.
McTominay’s crowning moment came just before the lockdown. He scored the second goal in the 2-0 victory over rivals Manchester City. That goal was his sixth in the Premier League.
The academy graduate has impressed manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, and the United boss views him as integral to the side.
“Scott has done tremendously well since I joined and been a vital part of our midfield,” said Solskjaer.
“He brings determination, tenacity and skill to the game and we know Scott’s attributes will be a major asset to the squad over the coming years.”
McTominay is grateful for the opportunities Solskjaer has given him. The contract is the icing on the cake for him.
“All I have ever known is United and I hope that my passion for the club shows every time I go onto the pitch. I’ll continue to give everything for this club whenever I pull on the shirt.
“I want to thank the manager for the faith he has shown in me and everyone at the club that has helped me to get where I am today. I’m looking forward to finishing this season on a high and hopefully achieving our aims.”