The Scotland worldwide has worn No.39 since stepping out of the academy ranks and breaking into the senior set-up at Previous Trafford
Scott McTominay has worn the No.39 shirt at Manchester United since breaking into the senior set-up at Previous Trafford, and the Scotland worldwide has no intention of fixing regardless of some iconic numbers being up for grabs.
The 24-year-old midfielder, who’s one other product of the Pink Devils’ famed academy system, burst onto the scene when handed his massive break by Jose Mourinho.
He’s now as much as 133 aggressive appearances and has become a key part of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s plans, together with his sport taken to new heights in 2020-21, however there are not any plans on his half to drop down the squad quantity checklist from out of the excessive 30s.
What has been stated?
Quizzed throughout a Q&A on United’s official website on whether or not a change of blouse quantity might be on the playing cards, McTominay stated: “No.39 clearly is particular, once you first get your quantity.
“No one has ever stated change your quantity – there’s not been a single dialog about altering my quantity. Not three years, two years or a 12 months in the past.
“Nothing has ever been stated about it. I’m completely fantastic with that. I’ve by no means even requested myself and by no means thought or introduced it up in dialog to vary my quantity. I’m completely fantastic, so 39. I see 39 in every single place now, I can’t get it out of my head!”
Who wore 39 earlier than McTominay?
The Scotland worldwide could be treading a well-recognized path if he have been to commerce No.39 in for a special jersey.
Previous to McTominay taking over that place in United’s squad, fellow academy graduate Marcus Rashford had made a shocking breakthrough whereas filling the identical shirt.
The England ahead is now the Pink Devils’ No.10, with solely the 2015-16 marketing campaign spent donning 39.
Which numbers can be found at United?
The Pink Devils at the moment have the 1-11 spots stuffed of their squad.
Juan Mata is, however, yet to sign a new contract and will vacate the No.8 spot this summer season, whereas severe questions have additionally been requested of No.4 Phil Jones and his future.
Elsewhere, 12, 14, 15 and 20 are all up for grabs, however it might be that 16 is the perfect match for a participant of McTominay’s ilk.
He could be following in illustrious footsteps have been that shirt to be taken on, with a few iconic midfielders beforehand taking over that quantity.
Roy Keane, a seven-time Premier League title winner, spent 12 memorable years as United’s No.16.
That jersey was then handed on to Michael Carrick, who stuffed it for one more 12 as he collected 5 top-flight titles and a Champions League crown.