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Would Scott McTominay and Celtic Fit? Regular Place Puts Reported Loan in Doubt

Would Scott McTominay and Celtic Fit? Regular Place Puts Reported Loan in Doubt

Would Scott McTominay fit in for Celtic? A regular place in Brendan Rodgers‘ team may have the Manchester United man thinking twice about a move on loan.

According to scotsman.com, the Hoops could be interested in taking the Scotland international on loan in January for the remainder of the season.

But you have to consider if that’s a good idea for McTominay, United or Celtic.

Rodgers has utilised the loan system regularly throughout his time at the club, signing up the likes of Patrick Roberts, Daniel Arzani, Filip Benkovic, Odsonne Edouard and Charly Musonda to differing levels of success.

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When you look at Roberts and Edouard, it’s clear to see the loan system working – as both have played important parts in the team’s success over recent years.

But Musonda’s 18-month loan move from Chelsea ended after less than four months as he struggled to impress Rodgers.

If you look at Arzani, who Manchester City only signed in the summer, it remains to be seen whether or not he’ll get regular games after failing to make a single first team squad since his loan arrival in August.

McTominay is highly rated by Jose Mourinho and has made 29 appearances for the first team since being given a chance by the Portuguese manager.

Impressing for the first team fast tracked him into the Scotland national team and he’s started this season as a squad player for both club and country.

But the midfielder has played just four times for United this season – with his most recent appearance seeing Mourinho substitute him at half-time as his side trailed Newcastle 2-0 at home.

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So if United want to send McTominay out on loan, would Celtic make sense?

Playing in a strong Scottish Premiership should help his game, while involvement in the Europa League after Christmas would hold a big appeal for any player the Hoops want to sign in January.

Yet the cases of Musonda and Arzani suggest it’s no guarantee that talented youngsters will get immediate game time at Celtic under a demanding manager like Rodgers.

And when you consider Scott Brown and Olivier Ntcham are among the first names on the team sheet for Rodgers, it’s hard to see McTominay displacing them to get the regular games he wants if he were to sign for Celtic.

Hoops fans – would you like McTominay in your team?

Let us know in the comments below..

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