Manchester United midfielder Scott McTominay has signed a new long-term contract with the club that promises to keep the home-grown fan favourite at Old Trafford until 2025. The deal also includes the option of a further year until 2026.
McTominay has underlined his importance as a first-team player this season, having made the permanent breakthrough to a regular place in the latter half of last season.
“Whilst I understand that we all have so many other things to think about at the moment, I’m so happy to sign this contract and play a part in the future ahead for this team,” McTominay told the club’s official website in response to the news.
“All I have ever known is United and I hope that my passion for the club shows every time I go onto the pitch. I’ll continue to give everything for this club whenever I pull on the shirt.
“I want to thank the manager for the faith he has shown in me and everyone at the club that has helped me to get where I am today. I’m looking forward to finishing this season on a high and hopefully achieving our aims.”
McTominay joined United’s academy ranks from the age of just five and already has an 18-year association with his boyhood club. He made a somewhat surprise first-team debut under the management of Jose Mourinho in May 2017 and went on to make 23 senior appearances in all competitions in the following 2017/18 campaign.
The Scotland international remained a bit-part squad player for much of 2018/19 but began to command a more regular role in the final stages of the season. He has become one of the first names on the teamsheet and score what will be remembered as a famous goal in the Manchester derby in United’s final Premier League game before the coronavirus lockdown.
McTominay’s continuing first-team role as an academy graduate also contributes to the club’s incredible ongoing record of naming a home-grown player in every singe matchday squad since October 1937, soon to be 83 years and still counting.
Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer described McTominay as a ‘major asset’, adding, “As we always say the academy is the bedrock of the club and having come through the system everyone knows that Scott has shown the exact mentality that you need to succeed at Manchester United.”