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Manchester United midfielder Scott McTominay could leave Old Trafford on loan in January according to The Sun.

The 21-year-old midfielder, who has been played out of position by Jose Mourinho this season, was wanted by Championship sides Leeds and Aston Villa in the summer, but United rejected all advances.

Any deal for the 21-year-old in January will be a six months loan deal with a view to reassessing the situation next summer.

Mourinho is reportedly open to the idea of letting McTominay leave on loan in January.

An Old Trafford source told The Sun: “Scott is wanted by a number of clubs and there are offers on the table already.

“The club are not totally against the idea of him going. There was a lot of interest in him in the summer.

“Jose is a big fan of his despite what might be perceived with his comments about his confidence being knocked.

“He still have a future here but the thought is more football could help toughen him up and get him away from the spotlight.”

McTominay was criticised by Mourinho during the win over Newcastle and was pulled off at half-time.

“Maybe it was my wrong decision to start Marcus Rashford and Scott McTominay,” Mourinho said.

“They were not ready for this level of pressure that the man-hunting is bringing.”

McTominay has started just twice this season in the Premier League, against West Ham and Newcastle United.