By Noel Whelan

21st Jun, 2022 | 11:00am

Robby McCrorie could push for Rangers exit after Man United transfer report - pundit

Robby McCrorie will seek assurances over his position at Rangers after Allan McGregor signed a new deal.

That is according to ex-Aberdeen and Leeds United striker Noel Whelan, speaking exclusively to Football Insider about the 24-year-old potentially exiting Ibrox this summer.

According to The Sun (18 June), new Man United manager Erik ten Hag is interested in luring McCrorie away from Rangers.

Giovanni van Bronckhorst’s side are said to be braced for bids for the shot-stopper.

On Monday (20 June), the Gers announced that McGregor had put pen to paper on a new one-year deal at Ibrox.

When asked by Football Insider if McGregor’s new deal is problematic for McCrorie, Whelan said: “Young players wants to push out the first teamers.

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“You are not just there to be back-up. You don’t want to just be a third choice. That is not what any player wants.

“It is about progressing year in, year out until you replace the player you admire and learn from. This is football. It is a merry-go-round.

“You have to have the bit between your teeth. It takes a ruthless nature to force out a player you admire.

“I’m sure McCrorie will be seeking assurances from the club after seeing McGregor sign a new contract. He will want to know when his time is coming.

“If not he will start to question his future. Should he join another club and get regular football?”

In other news, Kieran Maguire has claimed Rangers will be ‘delighted’ by boardroom triumph as controversial deal struck.