Ahead of the new Premier League season, Manchester United midfielder Scott McTominay believes he can establish himself as a key figure for Manchester United this season despite the club’s interest in Bruno Fernandes.
Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is reportedly interested in Sporting Lisbon midfielder Bruno Fernandes, who scored 31 goals across all competitions last season but United have failed to reach an agreement with the Portuguese club due to their valuation of the midfielder.
Academy graduate McTominay made 16 Premier League appearances last season and he has backed himself to be an important player for Manchester United this season whether or not the club signs Fernandes.
McTominay said, according to The Mirror: “Regardless of what other signings come in or who plays where, you have to back yourself to be a Manchester United player.
“That’s one thing I’ve done over the last two years, I’ve always backed myself.
“I’ve tried to train hard and I’ve always wanted to do extra things to try and give me that one per cent difference.
“When it comes to crucial times in big games like Barcelona or PSG in the Champions League, it’s important you’re ready for them.
“I’m ready to be a regular starter. That was my goal two years ago and last year, it has always been my goal.”
United have made two signings so far this summer, bringing in defender Aaron Wan-Bissaka from Crystal Palace and winger Daniel James from Swansea.