Gordon Strachan and Danny Murphy in agreement over ‘super athletic’ Man Utd star who must leave

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Pundits have been discussing the future of Scott McTominay amid talk of a Manchester United exit this summer.

Scott McTominay is being backed for a move away from Manchester United this summer.

The midfielder has been a useful asset for United over recent years, regularly slotting into the midfield and adding something different with his bullish style of play. But as Erik ten Hag looks to lead United to another step forward, it’s likely the Scot will not quite make the cut, with Casemiro nailing down a starting role, while Sofyan Amrabat is being mooted as McTominay’s replacement.

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Fortunately for McTominay, he is likely to find another club in the Premier League’s top six or seven, and the likes of Newcastle United and Celtic have been linked, potentially offering him Champions League football.

Amid talk of an exit, former United star Gordon Strachan has backed the midfielder to move on to get regular football.

“If he isn’t going to be starting, then perhaps he should think about joining a club where he will play every week, but it’s a scary thing leaving Manchester United,” he told Genting Casino. “He’s at one of the biggest clubs in the world. What he needs to do is think about where he is going to be happy. Is he going to be happy being a squad player for Manchester United, or does he want to fulfil that undoubted potential that he has and go and play every week for another team?”

Match of the Day pundit Danny Murphy also spoke about McTominay recently, also backing a move while talking up potential suitors Newcastle.

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“I like Scott McTominay a lot,” he said. “I think he gets unfair criticism at times. The way Eddie Howe and Newcastle play, he’s perfect. Super athletic, box-to-box. A really hard worker, good at spotting danger and decent with the ball.”

McTominay made 24 appearances for United last season, and that number is likely to be reduced next term. A move would likely benefit the player and club, with the Scot likely to get regular minites elsewhere, while United could do with the £20million or so they will be asking in exchange for McTominay this summer.

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