Jose Mourinho considering letting first-team midfielder leave on loan in January: report

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho is considering letting Scott McTominay leave Old Trafford on loan in January.

That’s according to The Sun, per the Manchester Evening News, following the manager criticising the Scot during United’s come-from-behind victory at home to Newcastle.

McTominay, who is still only 21, established himself as a first-team regular last term, and has been in and out of the side in recent weeks. However, the performances haven’t been good during this campaign. That could well be what has persuaded Mourinho into possibly letting the midfielder go out and get some regular action elsewhere.

The loan system worked wonders for Andreas Pereira. It’s now time for McTominay to follow suit. He has talent (although I’m not sure whether he’s good enough to play for United week-in-week-out). As a squad player, though, McTominay has his uses. He’s multi-functional, has a good knowledge of the game and could be seen as our new utility man.

Perhaps moving to a lesser Premier League side for six months will do him the world of good. That regularity in which he’ll get can only aid him in his development, and he would return to United a much better player in the summer. It certainly makes sense right now.


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