Manchester United midfielder Scott McTominay looks set to remain at Old Trafford this summer after it emerged Fulham had tried in a last-minute attempt to sign the Scottish midfielder.

It comes as the deal to take Joao Palhinha to Bayern Munich is seemingly off because the West London side couldn’t find a replacement for the Portuguese midfielder.

It emerged that the Cottagers were keen on McTominay but United were demanding a high amount of money for the 25-year-old.

It now seems the midfielder will remain at Old Trafford and The Athletic claim that his ‘unique skillset’ has meant that Erik Ten Hag is keen on him remaining at United.

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What did Romano say about the McTominay deal

Fabrizio Romano, via his X account, has confirmed that the midfielder received an offer from Fulham but problems on the player’s side have meant that the midfielder will not be heading to the West London side.

McTominay is yet to start a game for United this season and has been limited to substitute appearances and with the impending signing of Sofyan Amrabat, the midfielder’s game time will be limited even further.

United may well have missed a trick when they decided to hold on to McTominay after West Ham had a £30 million offer rejected according to the Manchester Evening News.

Should McTominay have left United

McTominay, alongside Harry Maguire, may well have missed his opportunity to leave the Old Trafford club in search of regular game time.

The pair could have been lining up together for David Moyes’ West Ham, who won the Europa Conference League last season, but instead, they’re likely to be linking up with each other on the bench for United.

The pair may also be at risk of missing out on the European Championship squad next year, provided that both England and Scotland make it to the finals. The pair may learn to discover the mistake they have made remaining at the club.

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