SCOTT McTOMINAY’S hopes of playing for boyhood heroes Celtic have been dashed by Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solksjaer.
The Old Trafford stand-in gaffer is not interested in loaning out the Scotland international midfielder in this month’s transfer window.
McTominay had been linked with a temporary switch to Parkhead, but Solksjaer insisted he will stay put to provide cover after Marouane Fellaini was ruled out for up to a month with a calf problem.
The Norwegian has only played the Scot for ONE MINUTE since taking over from the axed Jose Mourinho last month – when he sent him on as a substitute in Sunday’s win over Spurs at Wembley.
Solskjaer said: ‘Scott is working hard, he’s a young boy I still believe in, we’re working on his contract.
‘With the injuries of Fellaini as well and the squad we have I’m not sure we’re going to see any movement.’
Asked about the McTominay link, Brendan Rodgers said: “Scott McTominay is a talented young player. but there’s nothing to add to that and the same goes for James McCarthy.”
The Republic of Ireland midfielder will be allowed to go on loan from Everton this month, but his more likely destination is West Ham.
He has also been mentioned as a possibility for West Brom, but the twenty-eight-year-old Glaswegian, another Celtic fan, will remain in the English top flight.
The Hammers will meet a percentage of the player’s weekly wages which are reported to be in the £50,000 bracket.