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Jose Mourinho has made the wrong decision regarding Glasgow Rangers... and Celtic prove it

Manchester United's new Portuguese manager Jose Mourinho attends a photocall on the pitch at Old Trafford stadium in Manchester, northern England, on July 5, 2016.
	Jose Mourinho officially...

Ibrox side Glasgow Rangers have been rejected in their pursuit of Scott McTominay, but Celtic have shown that loan moves can help Premier League prospects.

Head coach Jose Mourinho of Manchester United takes the field before their game against the Real Salt Lake during the International friendly game at Rio Tinto Stadium on July 17, 2017 in...

According to a report in the Daily Mirror, Jose Mourinho has blocked Scott McTominay’s potential January move to Glasgow Rangers.

Rangers wanted to snap up McTominay on loan, as they felt he could offer them an increase in creativity.

However, Mourinho has decided to keep the 22-year-old at Manchester United rather than allow him to join the Ibrox side.

Benfica's Mexican forward Raul Jimenez (R) vies with Manchester United's English midfielder Scott McTominay during the UEFA Champions League Group A football match between Manchester...

And Mourinho may regret that decision, as he only needs to look across the city to see just how important a loan move to Scotland can be to a player’s development.

Manchester City have formed a good relationship with Celtic over recent years, and have had great success loaning their prospects to the Glasgow side.

City have allowed Celtic to take the likes of Jason Denayer and Patrick Roberts on loan in recent times, and the pair have both developed as a result of their moves.

Scott Mctominay #39 of Manchester United goes for the ball against Real Salt Lake during the International friendly game at Rio Tinto Stadium on July 17, 2017 in Sandy, Utah.

McTominay’s progress could also have been boosted by a switch to Scotland, as he would surely have played first-team football regularly at Ibrox.

But it seems Rangers will now have to look elsewhere, as they search for an injection of quality in the January transfer window.

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