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