Manchester United's loan decisions regarding McTominay and Gomes could speak volumes

During Jose Mourinho’s tenure, Scott McTominay was one of the few Manchester United youngsters to get a chance. But fast-forward a few weeks and the Scot is nowhere to be seen.
Under United’s interim boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, McTominay has managed just one minute in the league.
He did start against Reading in the FA Cup but United’s manager rang the changes for that clash. So it is no surprise that the BBC claims McTominay could leave Old Trafford on loan.

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United are allegedly yet to make a concrete decision but, if they do send the 22-year-old out on loan, it will highlight a marked difference between the current boss and his predecessor.
After all, Solskjaer has already reversed a decision – made before his arrival – to temporarily bid farewell to Angel Gomes. That is according to the Sun, which claimed the teenager is set for more first-team chances at United.
Gomes was overlooked time and again by Mourinho and a follow-up on his brief debut seemed light years away.

However, the attacking midfielder has already featured under Solskjaer and can expect more chances between now and May.
If United do opt to keep Gomes but bid a temporary farewell to the far less exciting McTominay, it will show fans the Mourinho era is well and truly over.

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Vincent is the Senior Managing Editor of Freshered. He was previously Head of Sixth Form at a secondary school in Kent, where he worked with hundreds of 16 to 19-year-olds over eight years.