With the former Ajax manager still wanting to sign another midfielder and fellow Brazilian international Fred already having an established partnership with the 30-year-old Casemiro – McTominay’s fortunes have quickly changed.
Five Premier League clubs interested in signing Scott McTominay
The 25-year-old, who was handed his Manchester United debut under Jose Mourinho, has been a regular at Old Trafford and has established himself as one half of the infamous ‘McFred’ partnership.
Ten Hag had earmarked Barcelona midfielder Frenkie de Jong as his priority signing this summer, but with the Netherlands international not wanting to reunite with his former Ajax manager at Old Trafford – the Reds have been forced to luck elsewhere.
After walking away from the Adrien Rabiot deal, United have stuck an agreement with Real Madrid for Casemiro and the former Sau Paulo starlet has already said his goodbyes to the Los Blancos supporters.
With top-flight sides sensing McTominay could be available following the signing of Casemiro, Manchester United have reportedly been inundated with enquiries.
The Scotland international has not asked to leave and any potential move away from the Theatre of Dreams is expected to be a loan move.
Newcastle, Everton, West Ham, Leicester and Southampton make up the quintet of clubs that re interested in United’s number 39, while clubs in both Italy and Germany are also reportedly keen.
The 43-time Scotland international has made 176 appearances for United and he was a regular under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Ralf Rangnick.