Manchester United greed from the summer has come back to bite them after West Ham United decision leads to January sale claim.

That’s because The Evening Standard are claiming that Manchester United will now try to sell Scott McTominay in the January transfer window.

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The problem for Man United is that West Ham no longer need the 26-year-old midfielder.

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The East London outfit were heavily linked with a move to sign McTominay in the summer, but Manchester United were demanding a whopping £50 million for the Scotland international.

Hammers boss David Moyes brought Edson Alvarez and James Ward-Prowse to the London Stadium instead.

And now it seems like Man United’s ridiculous demands for McTominay could well come back to bite them…

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The Evening Standard reckon that the Red Devils will put McTominay back on the market in the January transfer window.

Man United demanding so much for McTominay led the Hammers into making the decision to move for alternative transfer targets.

And the Red Devils will surely now be regretting demanding so much for the Scot.

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He is a decent player, but I’d be surprised if he moves away from Old Trafford for anything more than £30 million.

West Ham obviously don’t need the Scotland international anymore, and his contract expires in the summer of 2025, although Man United do have the option to extend that deal by a further 12 months.

Manchester United should have accepted the £30 million that West Ham were prepared to pay for the midfielder in the summer (Daily Mail), and now they’ll be desperate to move him on in January.

Erik ten Hag will be kicking himself.

The summer transfer window was definitely West Ham’s gain and Manchester United’s loss.


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