Manchester United’s midfield options are already pretty threadbare but reports suggest that those numbers will dwindle further still as Scott McTominay will be allowed to leave on loan in January.

A major issue with United’s functionality this campaign has been their central midfield – having finally acquired a player in Nemanja Matic who allows Paul Pogba to really make his mark on games, Pogba has ironically been the one missing many games this season and it has exposed Mourinho’s lack of options in that area.

McTominay has been something of a surprise call up as it has not really been expected that he has a long future at United but the youngster has not looked completely out of place at Old Trafford.

A whole host of clubs are keen on signing the youngster and at current time, the most prominent name being mentioned with getting him on loan is Leeds United.