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Scott McTominay: 'I rejected loan exit from Manchester United'

McTominay: 'I rejected loan exit from Man Utd'
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Manchester United midfielder Scott McTominay reveals that he rejected the opportunity to leave on loan in January 2019.

Scott McTominay has revealed that he could have left Manchester United on loan during the January transfer window in 2019.

With Ole Gunnar Solskjaer having recently replaced Jose Mourinho on an interim basis, the Norwegian was looking to shake up his first-team squad.

That could have included an exit for academy graduate McTominay, who was heavily linked with a temporary switch to Celtic.

However, having now established himself as a key man at Old Trafford, the Scotland international has acknowledged that he made the right decision.

Speaking to the Official Manchester United Podcast, the 23-year-old said: "About a year-and-a-half ago there was a time where [a loan move] might have been a possibility and then somebody leaves or something like that, and then your opportunity comes and you have to take it.

"You hear loads of stories about boys going on loan and different things like that and I always had it in my head that I don't want that. I want to be showing myself here first and if it doesn't work here then you go somewhere else."

McTominay has now made a total of 74 appearances for United in all competitions, scoring seven goals.


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