Newcastle United manager Eddie Howe is looking at the potential availability of Manchester United midfielder Scott McTominay this summer. The Scotland International has become out of favour at Old Trafford but could have a future at St. James Park.

According to the reports from Fabrizio Romano, McTominay is on the wanted list of Howe. The former Bournemouth manager rates him and tried to approach him in the January window. However, United snubbed the idea as they were in all four competitions during that time. 

After a brilliant start to the season, McTominay has fallen down in the pecking order of manager Erik ten Hag. The former Ajax manager has a settled first-choice midfield of Bruno Fernandes, Christian Eriksen, and Casemiro this season. Even if he tries to rotate, he tends to trust Fred more than Scotland International.

McTominay last start came in a 2-0 win over Everton last month, where he opened the scoring for the Red Devils. As Manchester United are in the race to sign Declan Rice, it will make matters worse for McTominay’s game time at Old Trafford. Hence, there is a chance that the United Academy graduate will make the decision on his future soon. 

Newcastle United are in the Champions League for the first time in 20 years. Hence, it is important that they sort the spine of their squad before being ready to compete across all fronts. They also reached the finals of the Carabao Cup this year, losing to the Red Devils in the ultimate game.