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Manchester United midfielder Scott McTominay reveals the hidden cost of being a professional footballer

Manchester United midfielder Scott McTominay talked about the hidden cost of being a professional footballer in a recent interview. 

The 27-year-old initially broke into the first-team in May 2017 when Jose Mourinho was the manager.

He has since established himself as an important member of the senior squad, scoring 25 goals in 233 appearances in all competitions. 

McTominay recently spoke to the High-Performance Podcast and opened up about the hidden cost of being a professional footballer.  

“There is obviously challenging components in your life in terms of… the football side of it, your family seeing negative things online,” McTominay said.  

“That is a difficult one, but my family are actually quite good with stuff like that, to a certain degree, but I am not there all the time when they flick the iPad on or your grandparents turn the iPad on, and there might be something negative on there.” 

McTominay has been impressive this campaign 

The Scotland international came close to leaving Man United in the summer transfer window. 

West Ham United submitted a £30 million bid to sign him, but the Red Devils were holding out for £45m. A deal didn’t materialise and he stayed at Old Trafford. 

McTominay has featured in 24 matches across all competitions this season, bagging six goals and contributing an assist. 

The midfielder was the Red Devils’ joint top goalscorer until Rasmus Højlund scored against Tottenham Hotspur in their previous Premier League clash. 

He has also posted excellent defensive numbers, averaging 1.7 tackles, 3.1 ball recoveries and 1.8 clearances per game in the English top flight. 

McTominay has been in and out of the team, but he is a good squad player.