Could Scott McTominay be perfect for Bielsa's Leeds?

Leeds United manager Marcelo Bielsa during the Sky Bet Championship match between Hull City and Leeds United at KCOM Stadium on October 2, 2018 in Hull, England.

Manchester United could reportedly loan out Scott McTominay, so could Championship chasers Leeds United be his destination?

Manchester United midfielder Scott McTominay reacts after missing a penalty kick shootout against Real Madrid in the International Champions Cup match on July 23, 2017 in Santa Clara,...

How would you define the perfect Marcelo Bielsa midfielder? Versatile, intelligent, composed on the ball and hard-working off it, and blessed with the ability and the self-confidence to take the game to the opposition.

In that sense, Scott McTominay ticks a lot of boxes.

According to the Sun, Manchester United are considering loaning the 21-year-old out in the January transfer window after a difficult start to his Premier League season and Leeds could be his destination.


McTominay seems to be an ideal addition for the Championship-chasing Whites, at least on paper. After all, the three-time Scotland international embodies many of the attributes Bielsa looks for in a midfielder.

Daley Blind celebrates scoring a penalty, his side's second goal with Scott McTominay of Manchester United during the UEFA Champions League group A match between Manchester United and SL...

McTominay earned the admiration of Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho for his skill on the ball and his ability to link the play intelligently in the centre of the park, while displaying the physicality and hunger to win back possession when required.

He should have little trouble fitting in with Kalvin Phillips, Mateusz Klich and co at Elland Road.

McTominay would also give Bielsa another option for his three-man defence, even if his time in the role at United has not exactly gone to plan.

Manchester United's  midfielder Scott McTominay (L) fights for the ball with Sevilla's Spanish defender Sergio Escudero (R) during the UEFA Champions League round of 16 first leg football...

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