Scott McTominay put in some decent performances for Manchester United last season and is likely to get even more playing time now that Ander Herrera and Marouane Fellaini have left, with neither of being replaced.

The Scot, who has been at the club since he was five, has told ESPN that he has been working hard and has confidence in his own ability.

Regardless of what other signings come in or who plays where, you have to back yourself to be a Man United player. That’s one thing that I’ve done over the last two years, I’ve always backed myself. I’ve tried to train hard and I’ve always wanted to do extra things to try and give me that one percent difference.

It’s my ambition to be a regular No. 6, No. 8, a box-to-box player — that’s my main ambition. That’s always been my goal. It’s important that I really go for that now. Obviously there is an opportunity there and you’ve got to take it with both hands. Last year I had some decent performances and it’s important that I carry on from that.

McTominay says that outside of his personal ambitions, the club’s aim is to compete for and win the Premier League again.

That’s the desire from kitchen ladies at Carrington, to the kit men, to the physios to the players and all of the staff and the manager. That’s the sole aim of the football club, to get it back to where we want to be. That’s the top of the league and it’s important we get there.