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


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

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

Scott McTominay wear the No39 for Man Utd


Scott McTominay wear the No39 for Man UtdCredit: AP
The 26-year-old says he's obsessed with the shirt number


The 26-year-old says he’s obsessed with the shirt numberCredit: Reuters

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

McTominay has no intention of changing away from the shirt number given to him as a Man Utd youngster – and he’s one of many footie 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 on why he refuses to change numbers, McTominay said: “Number 39 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.


“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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