Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho clearly rates Scott McTominay.  And the youngster has repaid that faith with some impressive performances.

Unfortunately for the 21-year-old, he has struggled to build on his debut campaign.

In part, that is due to the arrival of Fred and the improved performances of Marouane Fellaini.  But we cannot ignore the decision to play McTominay as a centre-back.

The United youngster will play anywhere he is asked, but his performances against West Ham and Newcastle suggest that should be a last resort.

According to the Sun, Leeds United want to signing McTominay on loan in January and it is a move that would suit all concerned.

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Most importantly for United, McTominay would be able to work with Marcelo Bielsa.  The Leeds boss is one of the most highly rated managers in the game, transforming a number of players at Elland Road.

While McTominay is heading in the right direction, the short-term guidance of Bielsa could be exactly what he needs.

The Leeds boss demands energy and focus from his players, and he is regularly rewarded with outstanding performances.

McTominay is a future United star.  However, he is stagnating at Old Trafford this season. Leeds is a club going places, and Bielsa is the man taking them there.

He can improve the United youngster, instilling in him the fight that few managers can muster.

Leeds fans may want to blood their own, but this is one loan move that could help everyone.