Scott McTominay has been handed a new contract at Manchester United that keeps him at the club until 2021 with the option to extend for a further year.
The 20-year-old was phased into the senior side during the latter stages of last season as Jose Mourinho rested players for the Europa League final, making his first start against Crystal Palace.
He continued to impress over the summer, scoring against Valerenga in Oslo, and has made two appearances from the bench during the 2017/18 campaign.
And McTominay was pictured in a delighted mood as he put pen to paper on his new contract at Old Trafford.
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The youngster, speaking to the club’s official website, expressed a desire to push on and compete for a place in the first team under Mourinho this season.
“I have grown up at this great club and it has always been a big part of my life,” he said. “I attended the club’s development centre in Preston from the age of five and have gone on to progress from there.
“To make my debut at the end of last season was a dream come true, and I would like to thank the manager for the faith that he has shown in me. I was absolutely delighted when the manager promoted me to the first-team squad and I am looking forward to continuing my journey with this fantastic team.”
And Mourinho was quick to note that the Scot fully deserves a place in the first team squad.
“I am delighted Scott has signed a new contract, he is one of our young players that has gone from strength to strength,” he said.
“He made his Premier League debut at the end of last season and made his Champions League debut this season. I had no hesitation in promoting Scott to the first-team squad last month as we have total belief in him.”
This is no more than what McTominay deserves after battling his way into the first team over the summer. There is something about his dynamic, propulsive style on the ball that appeals to Mourinho but, above anything, the youngster is a truly indefatigable worker and that is what has got him here.
And he will only continue to make steps in the right direction when going up against the likes of Paul Pogba and Nemanja Matic in training on a regular basis.