Manchester United youngster Scott McTominay signs new deal
By Jack Kinnersley
Last Updated: 20/10/17 2:37pm
Manchester United academy product Scott McTominay has signed a new deal until 2021.
McTominay, 20, made his Champions League debut in United's 1-0 win in Portugal against Benfica on Wednesday and made his first-team debut away to Arsenal at the end of last season.
The Lancaster-born player has been with the club since the age of five.
"I have grown up at this great club and it has always been a big part of my life," said McTominay.
"I attended the club's development centre in Preston from the age of five and have gone on to progress from there."
The central midfielder was fouled by Luisao in injury time in Portugal, which resulted in the Brazilian defender being shown a second yellow card.
McTominay added: "To make my debut at the end of last season was a dream come true, and I would like to thank the manager for the faith that he has shown in me.
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"I was absolutely delighted when the manager promoted me to the first-team squad and I am looking forward to continuing my journey with this fantastic team."
Jose Mourinho has been criticised in the past for not giving enough young players an opportunity but the United boss says he has "total belief" in McTominay.
"I am delighted Scott has signed a new contract, he is one of our young players that has gone from strength to strength," said Mourinho.
"He made his Premier League debut at the end of last season and made his Champions League debut this season.
"I had no hesitation in promoting Scott to the first-team squad last month as we have total belief in him."