Scott McTominay says he is keen to be a ‘role model’ at Manchester United after committing his future to the club by signing a new long-term deal.
The Scotland international has established himself as a key figure in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s plans and his performances have now been rewarded with a new contract at the club, the 23-year-old signing improved terms to keep him at Old Trafford until 2025, with an option for an additional year.
The midfielder has expressed his delight at signing new terms at the club after coming through the Red Devils’ academy ranks, and is hopeful the coming seasons will bring plenty of success.
“Obviously it’s an amazing feeling to commit my future for many more years to come and hopefully they’ll be brilliant years for myself and the team and everybody involved so I’m made up,” McTominay told manutd.com.
McTominay was handed his senior debut by Jose Mourinho three years ago before becoming an increasingly influential figure under the guidance of Solskjaer, and says he will continue to give his ‘best’ throughout his time at Manchester United.
“For me every time I train and step out on the pitch I give my best for the manager and the coaching staff and the players around me, and I’ll continue to do that throughout the duration I’m here and long may it be as many years as possible.”
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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has spoken of the success of United’s academy and labelled the youth system as the ‘bedrock of the club’, and McTominay is keen to be a shining example to the next crop of youngsters.
“The manager is not wrong and has hit the nail on the head! You see other boys in the same situation to myself like Marcus [Rashford] and Jesse [Lingard] and Axel [Tuanzebe], boys who are doing tremendously well, and I want to be a role model for younger kids growing up and show them how you can get to a certain level with the first team.
“That’s by maintaining hard work throughout a number of years and for me that hard work doesn’t stop, it continues, and that’s the way I’ve been brought up through the football club.
“There are obviously a lot of other things going on in the world right now which are far more important than what’s happening with me, but it’s a real pleasure to be involved with this football club and hopefully going forward we’ll do really well.”