Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer plans to build his new-look side around young midfielder Scott McTominay.
The 22-year-old is one of few players to have emerged with credit following the club’s dismal end of season form, with Sunday’s 1-1 draw at Huddersfield ending United’s hopes of a top-four finish.
Having failed to secure Champions League football Solskjaer is plotting a major summer overhaul of his squad, with reports suggesting the 46-year-old will be handed a budget in the region of £200m to invest.
Whilst United will target at least one new midfielder this summer with Ander Herrera set to leave, Solskjaer believes McTominay can become a fundamental part of his side having been left impressed by the Scotland international’s commitment and work rate.
According to The Mirror Solskjaer has likened McTominay to former academy graduate and Scotland midfielder Darren Fletcher, who became a popular figure at Old Trafford making 342 appearances during a 12-year spell.