Reason Scott McTominay refuses to change his Man Utd shirt number as he reveals he is now obsessed with it | The Sun

MANCHESTER UNITED midfielder Scott McTominay has revealed the reason why he is obsessed with his shirt number.

The Scotsman, 26, wears the No39 for the Red Devils and has ever since rising through the ranks at the Old Trafford club.


Since making his debut in 2017, McTominay has made 194 appearances for his boyhood club, scoring 18 and assisting five.

But McTominay has no intention of changing the shirt number given to him as a Man Utd youngster – and he's one of many football stars rocking bizarre numbers.

In fact, he says he's obsessed with the No39 and he can't "get it out" of his head.

Speaking to ManUtd.com on why he refuses to change numbers, McTominay said: "No39 obviously is special, when you first get your number.

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"Nobody has ever said change your number – there’s not been a single conversation about changing my number.

"Not three years, two years or a year ago. 

"Nothing has ever been said about it. I’m perfectly fine with that.

"I’ve never even asked myself and never thought or brought it up in conversation to change my number.

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"I’m perfectly fine, so 39. I see 39 everywhere now, I can’t get it out of my head!”

McTominay has been linked with a move away from Man Utd in recent days.

United's top-four rivals Newcastle have held talks over the possibility of signing McTominay, who they tracked last summer.

However, the Magpies would face a fight to convince United to sell the player in January.

A summer move could be more likely for Eddie Howe, who would hand McTominay an important role in the project.

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