Ten Hag reveals Man Utd came close to selling McTominay

Manchester United midfielder Scott McTominay
Manchester United midfielder Scott McTominay. Photo by Shutterstock.

Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag has revealed they came close to selling Scott McTominay in the summer transfer window.

McTominay came off the bench to score two times in stoppage time in United’s stunning comeback against Brentford on Saturday.

Ten Hag has admitted that United would have sold the Scotland international if they had got the right offer in the summer.

He said: “Every player has a price but he has a big value, sporting and also economic. I want to have a player like Scott McTominay in the squad. He is Manchester United in every faith. Every minute he will fight for the match. He is Manchester United in everything in his heart. When you are coming on and giving this to the team it tells a lot.”

McTominay added: “That might be one of my favourite moments on a football pitch. Two goals at the death was incredible. It’s hard to put into words because I’ve been at Manchester United my whole life, since I was five years old, for me this football club means everything.”