Yesterday, Manchester United made an official announcement to confirm that Scottish midfielder, Scott McTominay, has signed a new four and a half year deal with the club.
According to The Mail, the 22-year-old has secured a contract that will make him earn £30,000-a-week (£7million until June 2023).
In my opinion, the youngster should have been offloaded and United need to revamp their midfield by signing top players.
Previously, McTominay was earning around £25,000-a-week (The Daily Star) and I do not know what has he done to earn a new deal with the club.
The Red Devils have used him in multiple positions in the midfield and also in the defense and Solskjaer thinks (MUFC) that he is an ‘intelligent’ player but to be honest, he has offered little to nothing.
McTominay has already featured 33 times for us in all competitions and mostly in the central midfield role but he has neither scored a goal nor provided a single assist.
In the defensive midfield role, he has never proved to be a solid play-breaker and in all fairness, he is not a natural defender even though he has played in the central defense a few times. So, I think that he surely did not deserve this new long term deal.
As far as our midfield is concerned, Carrick retired at the end of the last campaign, Fellaini should leave as he does not fit in now, Matic will turn 31 this year and Fred has been out of form since moving to Old Trafford in the summer transfer window.
Fortunately, Herrera and Pogba have been rejuvenated since the appointment of Solskjaer but clearly, our midfield lacks quality and depth. Therefore, the management should splash the cash to strengthen the department.