Manchester United youngster Scott McTominay has signed a two-year contract extension to keep him at Old Trafford until 2023.The 22-year-old has made just eight appearances in all competitions this season and has been linked with a loan move in the January transfer window, with Celtic reportedly interested.But having broken into the first team under Jose Mourinho last season, the midfielder is keen to continue his development with the Red Devils. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? “Manchester United has been my life since the age of five and playing for the club I’ve always supported is all I’ve ever wanted to do,” he said.“I’m still young and I’m learning all the time from the manager, his coaching staff and from the world-class players in the squad.”I can’t wait to continue my progress at this great club.“Interim boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer added: “Scott has been with the club from a very young age, he has progressed through our Academy ranks and has made fantastic progress in the last couple of years.✍️ We are delighted to announce Scott McTominay has extended his contract with #MUFC until June 2023, with the option to sign for a further year.Congratulations, @McTominay10! 🙌— Manchester United (@ManUtd) January 21, 2019″Scott is a young midfielder and is constantly improving. He’s an intelligent player and wants to learn all the time.“I am delighted he has signed a new contract and there is no doubt that he has a bright future ahead of him.”Lancaster-born McTominay joined the United academy aged five and went on to make his debut in 2017 against Arsenal – and was soon rewarded with a new contract.In the 2017-18 season he made 23 appearances in all competitions and became a favourite of then manager Jose Mourinho.The coach awarded McTominay the ‘Manager’s Player of the Year’ prize in his final full season at the helm, but this term his career has stalled.Reports had suggested the midfielder could be loaned out to a club in the Scottish Premiership in the January transfer window, but no move has been forthcoming. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.
INDIANAPOLIS, IN – DECEMBER 02: Head coach Urban Meyer of the Ohio State Buckeyes looks on as they play the Wisconsin Badgers during the second half of the the Big Ten Championship game at Lucas Oil Stadium on December 2, 2017 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)Ohio State is leading up to the 2018 college football season with some major questions surrounding its head coach, but the Buckeyes are still being projected to be one of the country’s best teams this fall.The preseason Coaches’ Poll was released earlier this month. Ohio State came in at No. 3.The preseason AP Top 25 is set to come out next week. Ohio State will likely be ranked inside the top five in that one, too.Urban Meyer’s team, whether he’s coaching it or not, is probably going to be listed as the favorite in the Big Ten and a popular College Football Playoff pick.Stewart Mandel is seeing things differently.The Athletic’s national college football writer released his Big Ten predictions today. He has a bold one for Ohio State.The Buckeyes will finish in fourth place in the Big Ten East Division. Yes, you read that correctly, Ohio State, a preseason top-three team nationally, won’t even finish in the top three of its own division.Mandel has Michigan, Michigan State and Penn State finishing ahead of the Buckeyes.Stewart Mandel: #OhioState will not win B1G East. Wrote: “the distraction-plagued #Buckeyes will finish fourth in their own division.” ? Wrong! #GoBucksChampionship game: Wisconsin over Michigan State. (subscription needed to read the entire article) https://t.co/YxI6VMKkQ8— Buckeye Fans Only (@buckeyefansonly) August 14, 2018Ohio State finishing in fourth place in the Big Ten East Division would certainly be something.Urban Meyer has been on paid administrative leave since Wednesday, Aug. 1. The Buckeyes’ investigation into Meyer and the program is expected to be completed by the end of the week. Stay tuned.