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McTominay to be offered new deal

The Manchester United midfielder could double his salary

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Scott McTominay
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Manchester United midfielder Scott McTominay could be offered a new deal to stay at Old Trafford after a string of increasingly impressive performances.

McTominay was praised by United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer after a dominant performance against Tottenham Hotspur last week, after making a return from injury.

The Scottish international then performed well alongside Brazilian Fred in the Manchester derby during the 2-1 win at the Etihad Stadium. That win left United in fifth, five points behind Chelsea in fourth place, the last position that would qualify them for the Champions League next season.

Because of his improved performances since establishing himself in the first team under Jose Mourinho, he is now in line for another new contract, according to the Sun.

McTominay is currently on £30,000 a week on his current deal, which runs until 2023. That was signed in January 2019 but he is now in line for a raise as a reward for his increasing importance in the side which has been made more clear Paul Pogba’s absence, with the French international still injured, though he could feature for United in the last Europa League group game against AZ Alkmaar on Thursday.

He could see his wages doubled to £60,000, and presumably any deal would be for an additional year at least in order to keep him at the club for the foreseeable future. The Sun reports that a deal is expected to run until 2025, but there would be an option of an additional year. The paper also claims that Celtic had made an offer to take him on loan, and that McTominay had also attracted interest from other Premier League sides.

For now it seems likely that McTominay will be a regular starter in the first team for the rest of the season, if not beyond that.