Manchester United midfielder Scott McTominay came close to departing Old Trafford this summer, but according to reports he could be close again in January.

Prior to the summer window, the general feeling around Old Trafford was that Scott McTominay would be departing the club.

Interest was expected from Newcastle, who then decided their money was better served on Sandro Tonali.

There was then the West Ham bid, which Manchester United rejected as it fell short of the £45million valuation they had set on the Scotland international.

Bayern Munich were then linked with a move, before they opted for a failed pursuit of Fulham’s Joao Palhinha.

Had that deal gone through though, McTominay was said to be the Cottagers primary target coincidentally.

However the story of the McTominay saga doesn’t seem done yet with the latest development pointing toward a continuation in January.

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Fulham move could still be on

McTominay may have avoided the cull at Old Trafford during the summer, however, according to the Evening Standard, that may change come January.

They explain that Bayern Munich could return for Palhinha which would cause a domino effect, conveniently leading the London based side directly to McTominay.

This possible scenario is made more likely as the report adds that the Scotland star will be available in January for the right offer.

A departure at this stage in his career is likely to be the best career move possible for the lifelong United player.

Why McTominay should be looking for a move

Let’s all just be honest and admit it is a no brainer than he should be looking to move on now.

Clearly not favoured by Erik ten Hag due to the desperation to bring in Sofyan Amrabat and the reluctance to field the Scot.

McTominay likely finds himself now sixth choice in the midfield at best when everyones fit and therefore a move is needed.

However despite this, he would be a quality signing for Fulham and possesses all the qualities a manager like Marco Silva would love.

McTominay is a player who has long had high stock in the footballing world, with Danny Murphy explaining he would be a ‘nightmare’ to play against and referred to him as a ‘destroyer’.

We hope for the sake of his career, he makes the move in January.

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