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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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  • Position

    Midfielder

  • Country

    Scotland

  • Date of birth

  • Joined

  • United debut

    Arsenal (A)

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Ant Middleton.
What I'm... reading
Scott McTominay says

"I’ve just started reading Ant Middleton, First Man In. He’s the guy off the TV series SAS: Who Dares Wins, I really like those programmes."

Scott McTominay
Where I'm... relaxing
Scott McTominay says

"The Hale Country Club is a place where I go quite a lot. It’s a gym and there’s some nice restaurants in there and you can go in the pool outside. Especially after football it’s nice to go there when you’re a little bit tired and just chill out."

Roger Federer hits a tennis ball.
Which sportsperson is... inspiring me
Scott McTominay says

"Someone who has been at the top for so many years, is Roger Federer. I like tennis but I don’t really get much chance to play because it’s quite hard to play and there’s lots of twisting and turning, and you don’t want to get injured."

Marcus Rashford and Scott McTominay.
Who I'm... laughing at
Scott McTominay says

"Jason Manford is top-class, but other than I like Kevin Bridges. It’s on my bucket list to go and see him live."

Scott McTominay
What I'm... wearing
says

"Other than Adidas I like different designer brands. I like Selfridges and All Saints, Harrods and places like that."

Scott McTominay
What I'm... browsing
Scott McTominay says

"Online, I’m just reading stuff like the papers and what’s going on, even stuff like the weather. Also flicking through social media to see how my family are getting on in London and Scotland."

Scott McTominay and Phil Jones.
What I'm... board gaming
Scott McTominay says

"I’ve been playing Cluedo and I’m the best! I’ve been playing a bit of Articulate and Uno as well. Everyone loves Uno."

Ninja
What I'm... YouTubing
Scott McTominay says

"On YouTube I watch a lot of Fornite. I watch Ninja, he’s really good. He’s a Fortnite player and he’s the best. We watch quite a bit of him because he’s unreal."

Scott McTominay holds off James Ward-Prowse.
What I'm... Instragamming
Scott McTominay says

"I’m never not watching football on Instagram. That’s what I do when I’m scrolling through. Highlights of other players, highlights of games - Premier League games, Championship, Champions League, even other leagues as well, like Serie A."

Migos
What I'm... listening to
Scott McTominay says

"My favourite album at the minute is A Boogie's Hoodie SZN and I’m into my Migos as well. They’re a group of three in America and they’re top class. Rom likes them, so does Jesse, Marcus and Shawy as well."

Scott McTominay.
What I'm... watching
Scott McTominay says

"My girlfriend and I are watching the Blacklist. It’s good. The main guy is called Reddington, but he’s a criminal and he’s got to catch lots of criminals and bring them into the police as part of the deal they’ve got."

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer looking on before the game against Burnley.

Why we will never forget Munich Article

Our caretaker manager, a current player and a club legend reflect on the 61st anniversary of the Munich Air Disaster.

United U23s players celebrate Scott McTominay's goal

U23s: McTominay helps Reds pass French test Article

Scott McTominay and Tahith Chong both scored as United's Under-23s overcame continental opposition on Friday night.

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