By Danny Wright

12th Dec, 2017 | 11:44am

Leeds in hunt for Manchester United midfielder, Mourinho a huge fan - report

Leeds United are one of three Championship sides in the hunt for Manchester United midfielder Scott McTominay, according to a report.

The Sun claims that Leeds, Bolton and Preston are all interested in signing McTominay, 21, on loan when the transfer window re-opens in January.

It is understood that Man United boss Jose Mourinho is a huge fan of McTominay’s ability but due to his lack of game time in the first-team, the Red Devils may look to loan the midfielder out.

That is said to have alerted Leeds and their Championship rivals to the Old Trafford wonderkid.

The Sun has also reported that Rangers are keen on McTominay, who has made five appearances in the Man United senior side this season, three of which in the Champions League.

Thomas Christiansen already has one Manchester United on his books at Elland Road after Cameron Borthwick-Jackson arrived on loan in the summer.

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Football Insider verdict

 Leeds really do not need another central midfielder in January so shouldn’t bother making a move for McTominay. Mourinho may not be willing to send him out on loan to Elland Road anyway due to how little impact Borthwick-Jackson has been able to make with him clearly not in Christiansen’s plans. McTominay is a good player and has a promising future ahead but he isn’t getting much game time at Old Trafford so it makes sense to loan him out. The Whites already have a lot of players in the centre of midfield to the point where Mateusz Klich isn’t even getting in the squad. Man United will see that and will make a decision on where he is most likely to star.

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