In Focus: McTominay would be a fine signing for Leeds

According to The Sun, a number of Championship clubs – including Leeds United – want to sign Manchester United midfielder Scott McTominay on loan next month.

What’s the story?

McTominay has made five first-team appearances for United during a breakthrough 2017-18 campaign, and he recently signed a new long-term contract with the Red Devils.

There is no question that the 21-year-old is highly regarded by United boss Jose Mourinho, but he has not played any Premier League football this season, which has led to suggestions of a loan move when the January transfer window opens for business.

According to The Sun, a host of Championship teams are interested in the tall midfielder, and Leeds are strongly considering a move at the start of 2018.

The report claims that Mourinho will insist that McTominay is given regular Championship football as part of the agreement, and it does appear that the midfielder could be on the move when the winter window opens.

Would he be a good fit for Leeds?

It would be fair to say that McTominay has benefited from a number of injuries to United midfielders this season, with Paul Pogba, Michael Carrick and Marouane Fellaini among those to miss a chunk of the campaign thus far.

The 21-year-old has earned his spot in the team, however, with a string of impressive performances.

He has looked at home in each of his three Champions League appearances, and the opportunity to sign a player with that level of experience would be a major boost for promotion hopefuls Leeds next month.

Preston North End and Bolton Wanderers are also believed to be in the hunt, but Leeds would fancy their chances of winning that three-way battle.

The former Champions League semi-finalists are expected to be active next month as they continue their pursuit of the playoff positions, and the arrival of McTominay would send out a strong message.