Celtic were in talks to take McTominay on loan, but the Scot turned down the opportunity.
Manchester United central midfielder Scott McTominay says he turned down a loan move to prove himself to manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. McTominay had the opportunity to go on loan to Celtic, but decided he would fight to establish himself as a key member of the Red Devils squad.
The midfielder, who has been at United since the age of five, is now making a big impact on the first team three years after making his debut at the end of the 2016/17 season. Speaking to the Official Manchester United Podcast, the 23-year-old said: "About a year-and-a-half ago there was a time where it (loan move) might have been a possibility and then somebody leaves or something like that, and then your opportunity comes and you have to take it.
More: Former United captain has been pleased by the Red Devils' resurgence. "You hear loads of stories about boys going on loan and different things like that and I always had it in my head that I don't want that. I want to be showing myself here first and if it doesn't work here then you go somewhere else." McTominay also said footballers should not get carried away by the luxuries clubs present them. "For me, you hear the stories about getting the life of luxury at Manchester United and people take that for granted, like the food in the canteen, your kit being laid out for you every morning," said McTominay. "People just expect that and you have to always remember where you come from in that respect and always appreciate what people do for you. I feel like that is the culture that is brought through for us." More: De Gea hopes to stay at Manchester United for “many years” to come.