Manchester United midfielder Scott McTominay has said that the team will welcome new signings with open arms during pre-season. The Red Devils are expected to go on a spending spree for the summer after witnessing a disappointing 2018/19 season where they finished sixth in the Premier League standings while failing to compete for potential silverware.

Speaking on the club’s official website, McTominay said that the new arrivals will be invited with open arms when the squad returns for pre-season training, he said: “When it comes to pre-season, that’s the start of the proper season for the manager. It’ll be good to be together as a group and if a few signings come in we’ll be ready for that and welcome them with open arms. “[United’s pre-season plans] will be good for the younger players who came on the tour last year and who will come again this year to get a feel for exactly what goes on – how the players prepare for games, exactly what they do, the meetings we have and things.”

United have made just one signing in Daniel James from Swansea City to date but they are expected to make some movement with respect to the other targets. Most recently, Crystal Palace’s Aaron Wan-Bissaka has been associated with a move to the club and reports claim that United could be prepared to meet the Eagles £50m price tag for the defender.

Aside from this, they have been linked with a potential deal for Newcastle United midfielder Sean Longstaff but the move remains complex with the youngster content with the ongoing development with the Magpies. Longstaff only made his first-team debut with the Magpies during the festive period last term and he has recently cited that he would prefer sticking with the Tyneside outfit for the forthcoming campaign.