Manchester United confirmed on Monday afternoon that Scott McTominay has signed a new contract at the club until 2023, with the option of extending for a further year.
The Scottish midfielder became a favourite of Jose Mourinho last season and, to many, a symbol of the manager’s orthodoxy, making 23 appearances in all competitions.
Playing time has proven more scarce this season, and it was speculated he would join Celtic this month on a loan deal.
And while that still remains a slight possibility – albeit minimised by Marouane Fellaini‘s injury – the club has made sure they tie McTominay down on a long-term deal as recognition of his rise through the ranks at Old Trafford.
✍️ We are delighted to announce Scott McTominay has extended his contract with #MUFC until June 2023, with the option to sign for a further year.
Congratulations, @McTominay10! ????
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) January 21, 2019
“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,” McTominay said.
“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.
”I can’t wait to continue my progress at this great club.“