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Aston Villa and Leeds targeting deal for Man Utd’s Scott McTominay

  • Oct 16, 9:43

Drew Bartle Head Sports Editor

Championship sides Leeds and Aston Villa are weighing up loan moves for Manchester United Scottish international Scott McTominay in the new year, amid a report in the Sun that Jose Mourinho is willing to loan out the 21-year old.

The Sun carry quotes from a source that suggests the Old Trafford hierarchy have changed their stance of sending out McTominay on-loan, despite a reluctance to do so back in the summer;

Scott is wanted by a number of clubs and there are offers on the table already.”

The club are not totally against the idea of him going. There was a lot of interest in him in the summer.”

The Scot has come in for some criticism this season, most recently from his own manager in the wake of the club’s 3-2 comeback victory against Newcastle, with Mourinho stating that McTominay was ‘scared’ on the pitch.

Aston Villa have a direct-line to Jose Mourinho via former Chelsea captain John Terry who is now the assistant at Villa Park. Leeds on the other hand have Marcelo Bielsa in-charge and could prove to be an attractive proposition for the Scot who appears in need of confidence – having been played out of position this season in defence.