Eddie Howe fond of Scott McTominay’s ball-carrying ability

Manchester United midfielder Scott McTominay was linked with a move to Newcastle in January.

The Scotland international remained at the club because Erik ten Hag doesn’t exactly have a lot of options in the midfield department. McTominay is currently injured and Christian Eriksen has been ruled out for three months.

Eriksen’s injury led to a deadline day search for a new midfielder on loan. United fans got more than what they expected, too, with Marcel Sabitzer joining the club until the end of the season.

However, a report from The Athletic claims Newcastle manager Eddie Howe is a big fan of McTominay and his ability to carry the ball forward from midfield.

Newcastle are having a phenomenal season by their standards, after reaching the Carabao Cup final, and I can totally understand why United were reluctant to let McTominay go midway through the season. It’s a move that could benefit a top four rival in the run in, especially if Ten Hag has even fewer options.

A move never materialised in January, but The Athletic believe the Magpies could make an offer for the midfielder in the summer.

McTominay has started 11 games in all competitions this season and he is behind Casemiro and Fred in the pecking order, and we shouldn’t forget about Sabitzer and Eriksen (when fit).

Let us know in the comments section if you would keep or sell McTominay in the summer.

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