Danny Murphy tells Scott McTominay to leave Man Utd for Newcastle
Posted by  badge Boss on Mar 23, 2023 - 02:02AM
Newcastle United wanted to sign Scott McTominay back in January (Picture: Getty)

Danny Murphy has told Scott McTominay to leave and join ’s in the summer transfer window.

McTominay having seen his playing time reduced at Old Trafford following ’s arrival.

Newcastle but the Red Devils did not want to sell to a top-four rival.

It is believed they may change their mind at the end of the season, though, to raise funds for new signings – and Newcastle remain keen on the player.

Newcastle’s director of football Dan Ashworth, chief scout Steve Nickson and boss Howe are thought to be all in agreement that McTominay would be a top signing.

The 26-year-old has spent his entire career at Old Trafford and has made a total of 202 appearances across all competitions.

‘I like Scott McTominay a lot,’ Murphy told talkSPORT on Wednesday. ‘I think he gets unfair criticism at times.

‘The way Eddie Howe and Newcastle play, he’s perfect. Super athletic, box-to-box. A really hard worker, good at spotting danger and decent with the ball.

‘You could argue they have got Sean Longstaff, who kind of fits that role, but you’re talking about a club that hopes to be in the Champions League.

‘That means you are playing high-quality games midweek and on the weekend and they need competition for places.

‘They need more numbers in midfield, they have shown that recently when they have had injuries. I think McTominay would be a super signing for them.’

The two sides met in the Carabao Cup final last month, with Ten Hag’s side claiming a 2-0 victory.

In the Premier League, the Red Devils are currently third, three points above fifth-placed Newcastle with both clubs having played 26 games.