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EX-CELTIC TARGET SIGNS NEW DEAL

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SCOTLAND international midfielder Scott McTominay has signed a bumper new five-year deal with Manchester United.

Former Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers was reportedly interested in the 23-year-old rising star in January last year.

The Irishman earmarked the 6ft-plus anchorman, a self-confessed Hoops fan, as a loan signing, but Ole Gunnar Solskjaer refused to allow him to leave Old Trafford.

McTominay. who made his debut in 2017 against Arsenal and has scored six goals in 76 appearances, told Sky Sports News: “Whilst I understand that we all have so many other things to think about at the moment, I’m so happy to sign this contract and play a part in the future ahead for this team.

“All I have ever known is United and I hope that my passion for the club shows every time I go onto the pitch. I’ll continue to give everything for this club whenever I pull on the shirt.

“I want to thank the manager for the faith he has shown in me and everyone at the club that has helped me to get where I am today.

“I’m looking forward to finishing this season on a high and, hopefully, achieving our aims.”

Solskjaer added: “Scott has done tremendously well since I joined and has been a vital part of our midfield.

“He brings determination, tenacity and skill to the game and we know that Scott’s attributes will be a major asset to the squad over the coming years.”

McTomonay was a second-half substitute in his side’s 3-0 home win over Sheffield United last night as Solskjaer’s team moved to fifth in the Premier League.

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Acclaimed author Alex Gordon wrote the biography of Scotland international legend Denis Law, entitled 'King and Country'. He is a former columnist with World Soccer magazine and Scottish correspondent of respected European journal L'Equipe.

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