Scott McTominay signs new four-and-a-half-year Man Utd deal as Solskjaer picks midfielder out for ‘bright future’

SCOTT MCTOMINAY has been given a new lease of life under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer with a four-and-a-half-year contract extension.

The young midfielder’s future at Manchester United looked in doubt, but the Red Devils’ caretaker boss believes the Scottish international has a ‘bright future’ at the club.

Solskjaer was pleased with how hard the Scottish international had been working and is confident that he McTominay has a bright future at the club
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Solskjaer was pleased with how hard the Scottish international had been working and is confident that he McTominay has a bright future at the club[/caption]

The 22-year-old has featured eight times for United this season, twice under Solskjaer, and was being considered to go out on a loan deal to gain more experience.

Celtic made their interest known, but with Marouane Fellaini out for a few weeks Solskaer wanted to keep the youngster who he believed was working hard.

The midfielder was delighted to put pen to paper on a new contract, he said: “Manchester United has been my life since the age of five and playing for the club I’ve always supported is all I’ve ever wanted to do.

“I’m still young and I’m learning all the time from the manager, his coaching staff and from the world-class players in the squad.

McTominay has featured eight times this season- twice under Solskjaer
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McTominay has featured eight times this season- twice under Solskjaer[/caption]

“I can’t wait to continue my progress at this great club.”

Solskjaer was full of praise for the youngster, he said: “Scott is a young midfielder and is constantly improving, He’s an intelligent player and wants to learn all the time.

“I am delighted he has signed a new contract and there is no doubt that he has a bright future ahead of him.”

But United fans were not as excited about the four-year-deal and urged the club to announce that they had offered new deals to big players.

Some United fans took to Twitter to urge the club to announce David De Gea and Anthony Martial had signed new contracts to keep them at Old Trafford.

The pair have also had a new lease of life since Jose Mourinho departed, with De Gea almost single-handedly ensuring United kept a clean sheet against Tottenham with 11 saves.

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