This summer could be the perfect opportunity for Man United to sell Scott McTominay

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Man United could look to use the excellent form of Scott McTominay to leverage his sale in a higher value deal this summer.

Manchester United continued their good start to 2024 with another hugely important victory over the weekend, beating Aston Villa 2-1 in their own backyard.

Erik ten Hag’s side continue to grind out the results despite the fact they’re playing at a level far from their best. However, there’s definitely some encouraging signs on display since the turn of the year. We have every reason to be positive moving forward.

It was another Scott McTominay winner at Villa Park, with the Scotland international scoring a thumping header to deliver the three points, courtesy of an inch-perfect Diogo Dalot cross. Just last summer, the Reds were doing their utmost to move away from the midfielder, though keeping him may have been an underrated stroke of fortune.

McTominay remains United’s top scorer in the Premier League this season with seven strikes, though I cannot help but wonder whether this coming summer would be the perfect opportunity to sell the in-form 27-year-old.

We have to remember that Ten Hag sanctioned his sale. That alone tells you that McTominay is deemed surplus to requirements, or a player that isn’t necessarily considered an ideal fit for his current system. That will not change.

McTominay’s precision finishing, with either foot or his head, will have other clubs taking note. West Ham were keen on bringing him in six months ago. Who’s to say some bigger-name clubs could also look to jump to the front of the queue following his form? Let’s be honest, there aren’t many midfielders out there who can score as consistently as Scotty Mac.

What also runs directly in line with that is an opportunity to sell McTominay for an increased transfer fee. The Scotland international could easily fetch in excess of £30m after this season, which would be a great amount of money to re-invest into the squad in other areas.

Then you have the Mason Mount factor. Albeit the ex-Chelsea man has spent large portions of this season sidelined through injury, there’s a reason why Ten Hag wanted to bring him in. When the Englishman is eventually back to 100% health, he’ll surely be preferred over McTominay?

It may feel counter intuitive to allow your top Premier League scorer to leave, but it just makes sense. McTominay is never going to be that elite level midfielder that we need. He would have already shown that by now. He’s just having an excellent run of form and the club should look to capitalise on that while they can. I’d rather sell him a year too early rather than a year too late.

Do you think Man United should sell Scott McTominay? Let us know your thoughts in the comment box below.

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