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Rangers Eyeing This Manchester United Prodigy: A Smashing Move In The Offing?

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Prasoon Sur
Prasoon is a law student who lives in the North East of India. Wildly innovative, football is more than a passion for him.

As per one of the latest reports put forth by The Daily Star, Rangers are believed to be in pursuit of signing Manchester United’s blossoming youngster, Scott McTominay. The Scottish Premiership outfit have been reported to have sent their scouts to monitor the youngster and at this stroke of the hour, it seems that they are keen to prise McTominay out of the Old Trafford on a temporary basis in the upcoming January transfer window in order to beef up their arsenal.

The Gers are going through a timorous period as they are yet to find Pedro Caixinha’s successor and were beaten by Hamilton Academical at the Ibrox Stadium on Saturday, which further increased the gap between them and their arch-rivals, Celtic. After the loss, the Light Blues find themselves at the 4th spot in the league table with 24 points to their name from 13 games, with the Celts being placed at the top with 33 points from as many games.

Despite strengthening their squad considerably during the summer under the stewardship of Caixinha, they are still far from being a well-constructed side and their apparent interest to sign McTominay makes a lot of sense. The central-midfielder emerged through the youth ranks of the Red Devils and is rated very highly by Manchester United’s manager, Jose Mourinho.

However, Mourinho does have a plethora of midfield stars in his ranks, which implies that a starlet like McTominay would need to brush up adequately, and thus, a loan deal could be a splendid move to continue his development process.

The 20-year-old has all the ingredients to be a dazzling box-to-box midfielder. He possesses exceptional technical skills and has the ability to keep the ball at his feet without making a fuss.

He is a strong lad who commands the middle of the park in an astute manner, is quick with his feet and has an impressive way to pass the ball around. Besides, he creates ample amount of spaces and is good with tackles and no wonder why his so highly rated.

Although McTominay has innumerable appealing traits on offer, he does lack the experience of Scottish football and that might urge Rangers to think twice before signing him. Besides, injuries have, time and again, drifted him in and out of the youth squad and thus, there might be a risk involved too. Nonetheless, he is a youngster with notable qualities and only time will tell whether he would step forward in the right direction if the deal materializes.

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