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An intelligent operator who can perform in midfield and attack, Scott McTominay was officially promoted to the senior squad at the start of the 2017/18 campaign.

After being a mainstay in the Reserves during 2016/17, he received a call-up to the first team towards the end of the campaign and made his debut away at Arsenal in May 2017. Lancaster-born McTominay had just turned five when he first caught United’s eye at the development centre in Preston, which he attended alongside fellow Reserves star Joe Riley. He progressed through the ranks with the Reds and, following a growth spurt during his Academy days and endless hours in the gym, McTominay’s game has altered dramatically as he’s got older. A player with great ability on the ball, he can also handle the physical demands in the middle of the park, snapping into tackles when needed, and he is useful in the air. Since sharing no.10 duties with a certain Marcus Rashford in United’s Under-16s, he has moved deeper into central midfield, viewed as his most natural position, where his strength has come in very useful. McTominay enjoyed his first senior pre-season tour in the summer of 2017 and netted his first goal during the 3-0 friendly win over Valerenga. The midfielder was subsequently handed the no.39 shirt at the start of the 2017/18 season and, having made a real impression on his first Champions League start against Benfica at Old Trafford, has continued to make the most of further chances that have come his way with outstanding contributions in victories against Liverpool and Chelsea. The midfielder received Jose Mourinho’s Player of the Season award at the end of a breakout season for the youngster, who will be hoping to go from strength to strength in the next campaign. In the 2018/19 campaign McTominay has continued to impress and showed his versatility by dropping into a deeper position of centre-back on occasion. On 21 January 2019, Scott signed a contract extension with the Reds that will keep him at the club until 2023. “Manchester United has been my life since the age of five and playing for the club I've always supported is all I've ever wanted to do,” said the midfielder upon agreeing his new deal.

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    Midfielder

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    Scotland

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    Arsenal (A)

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Scott McTominay says

"They are both very nice boys and very hard-working boys as well. That is one thing that will be demanded of them on this pre-season trip. It is important we do get that bond. "

Scott McTominay pictured in training

McTominay welcomes tough pre-season tests Article

Scott McTominay is looking forward to facing the likes of Tottenham and AC Milan on tour this summer.

Scott McTominay posing in the new United kit.
Countdown to Tour 2019
Scott McTominay says

"When you play against the bigger teams, I think that really helps with your match fitness. So it’s a positive for us that we’re playing some real top-quality sides this summer."

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Scott McTominay in United Review says

"We’ve got a manager in who’s an absolute legend, both on and off the pitch, and who’s United through and through. He’s smiling, bringing the team morale up, boosting everyone."

Scott McTominay making his debut, away to Arsenal on 7 May 2017
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Scott McTominay made his senior United debut two years ago today, as the Reds lost 2-0 away to Arsenal. The midfielder now has 47 appearances to his name, and two goals against Wolves and Huddersfield.

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How McTominay could emulate Darren Fletcher Article

Stuart Mathieson assesses the impact and importance of United's scorer at Huddersfield, Scott McTominay.

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Huddersfield v United highlights and reaction Article

See the best of the action, analysis and post-match interviews following Sunday's 1-1 draw at Huddersfield Town.

Scott McTominay with his Player of the Month award

McTominay reacts to April awards Article

Scott tells us he's pleased to be recognised by the fans after scooping two accolades.

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