Midfielder gives Man United ultimatum ahead of transfer window

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Midfielder gives Man United ultimatum ahead of transfer window

Faruq Ibrahim 19:46 - 07.04.2023

Manchester United star ask the club for more certainty in his place on the team, threatens to quit otherwise

Scotland international Scott McTominay is reportedly ready to call time at Manchester United if his game time takes a further hit. 

The midfielder has seen himself fall down the pecking order following the arrivals of Casemiro, Christian Eriksen, and Marcel Sabitzer and is said to want out should his situation not improve. 

What he said 

According to Football Insider, McTominay has informed the Manchester United hierarchy of his intent to leave in the summer should his importance in the team wane further.  

Scott McTominay celebrates scoring for Manchester United
Scott McTominay celebrates scoring for Manchester United

The 26-year-old Scotsman is a Manchester United academy product, and since making his debut under Jose Mourinho in 2017, he has made 214 appearances for the Red Devils, scoring 18 goals and notching five assists. 

However, following the club's reinforcement in midfield, he has seen his game time take a hit, and although he has made 20 Premier League appearances for the club this season, they have totalled only 1028 minutes, paling in comparison to the 2,392 minutes he was in action for last season. 

McTominay reportedly sees the possible arrival of another midfielder as a threat to his playing time and is said to have warned the Manchester United board that it could cause him to leave the club for more assured playing time elsewhere. 

Meanwhile, Erik ten Hag has reportedly asked the decision-makers at Manchester United to make Marcel Sabitzer's move from Bayern Munich permanent in the summer.

Sabitzer moved to Old Trafford on loan from the Bundesliga champions on deadline day in the winter window. 

He arrived at a time when United needed midfield reinforcements after the injury suffered by Christian Eriksen. Sabitzer has proven his worth in his short spell at the club by making 11 appearances in all competitions. 

The Austria international was also crucial in setting up Marcus Rashford's winner in the 1-0 victory over Brentford on Wednesday night.

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