Leeds must try to sign McTominay on loan from Man United

Leeds United have made a blistering start to the 2018-19 campaign, and Marcelo Bielsa should look to complete his summer business with the signing of Manchester United midfielder Scott McTominay on loan for the rest of the season.

What’s the word, then?

Leeds overcame Stoke City and Derby County in their first two matches of the new Championship season before progressing in the League Cup courtesy of a 2-1 home success over Bolton Wanderers on Tuesday night.

It would be fair to say that there is a lot of excitement amongst the Leeds fans, with the likes of Patrick Bamford and Barry Douglas arriving in the summer transfer window.

Bielsa’s side can still sign players on loan, however, and should now be targeting an ambitious move for United midfielder McTominay.

The 21-year-old has almost come from nowhere to first-team star at Old Trafford, and there is no question that he is a favourite of United boss Jose Mourinho.

The two-time Scotland international could find his chances limited this season following the return of Andreas Pereira and addition of Fred, however, and a season on loan in the Championship would do McTominay the world of good.

Could Leeds really sign him?

Well, Leeds were linked with a move for the midfielder in the latter stages of 2017.

Mourinho ultimately decided to keep hold of McTominay despite interest from a number of Championship clubs, but the United boss now had a lot of options in midfield.

McTominay certainly benefitted from injuries to Paul Pogba, Michael Carrick and Marouane Fellaini last season, and he looked at home in each of his four Champions League appearances, which is some going for a player of limited experience.

In total, the midfielder has made 26 first-team appearances for United, and appeared off the bench in their Premier League opener with Leicester City last week.

As mentioned above, however, Mourinho might ultimately decide that a season of first-team football in the second tier would hugely benefit the 6ft 4in ace.

And if Leeds could pull off a spectacular loan deal for McTominay then there is no reason why they could not go on to lift the Championship title this season.