Erik ten Hag’s first summer transfer window in charge of Manchester United saw the Dutchman make wholesale changes in midfield, with new arrivals Christian Eriksen and Casemiro joining and almost immediately becoming the first-choice setup in the middle of the park.
Scott McTominay did, however, keep Casemiro out of the side for four games before the decorated Brazil international eventually cemented his place in the side.
McTominay has been a regular under the last three managers but Ten Hag has used him sparingly since Casemiro was integrated into the side.
That has led to rumours of a potential exit and now, it’s claimed that West Ham are keen on offering McTominay a route out of Old Trafford.
That’s according to Football Insider, who say that West Ham could make a proposal for the 26-year-old this summer, with United reportedly ready to hear suitors out.
As per the report, the Old Trafford hierarchy are convinced that any sale would see them receive £25m. West Ham are claimed to be preparing for the impending departure of Declan Rice, who is about to enter the final 12 months of his contract.
McTominay is not a starter under Ten Hag but he has been used from the bench quite often and as things stand, it does look like the manager views him as a useful squad player.
Casemiro is not going to lose his place anytime soon and Ten Hag prefers a ball-playing midfielder next to the 30-year-old. Eriksen’s untimely injury means that McTominay will be handed more opportunities to impress before the season is out.