Scott McTominay says Jose Mourinho has a special place in his heart

Scott McTominay says Jose Mourinho has a special place in his heart

- Scott McTominay confirms he is still in contact with former boss Jose Mourinho

- The 22-year-old midfielder earned his debut under the Portuguese manager in 2017

- McTominay further revealed Mourinho has a special place in his heart

Manchester United midfielder Scott McTominay has opened up on his relationship with former boss Jose Mourinho nearly one year after the tactician left the club.

The Portuguese born manager was shown the exit doors at Old Trafford last December after failing to get the best out of his players.

United however hired Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as replacement for the former Real Madrid and Chelsea coach.

McTominay, according to Daily Mail reveals he still in contact with the 56-year-old who spent two and a half years at the Theater of Dreams.

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The 22-year-old midfielder made his debut under Mourinho towards the end of 2016-17 season in the Red Devils' defeat to Arsenal at Emirates Stadium.

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Speaking to Sky Sports, he said: "I obviously don't want to speak too much about previous managers but Jose's very special to me. He still keeps in contact with me now and keeps in touch with me after some games.

"He'll always have a special place in mine and my family's heart because he was the one who brought you in, he was the one who trusted you, he's the one who had belief in you.

"I owe a tremendous amount of credit to him because if it wasn't for him I might not necessarily be sat in this seat."

Despite Mourinho's departure, McTominay has become a major part of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's team despite their continuous struggles in all competitions.

When asked about his preparations towards his debut, McTominay added: "It just came around so quickly, you don't even have time to think about it.

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"And then when you do you have to take it, and if you don't then you'll probably be somewhere else.

"I think you've just got to take life and football as it comes. You can't think too far ahead, you can't cast your mind back to three years ago because circumstances change."

McTominay was named by Mourinho as the Manager's Player of the Season in his penultimate year at Old Trafford - despite having made just 13 appearances for the top flight giants at the time.

Legit.ng earlier reported that Jose Mourinho parted ways with Manchester United last December after two and a half years in charge of the club.

The Portuguese tactician became Red Devils boss in 2016 and at the end of the same season, he won Europa League and EFL Cup for them.

However, the remainder of his stay at Old Trafford were torrid as they struggled in all competitions before eventually being shown the exit door about ten months ago.

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