McTominay Opts For Scotland Over England

Young Manchester United midfielder Scott McTominay has reportedly decided to commit his international future to Scotland instead of the Three Lions of England.

McTominay, 21, was born in England and is eligible to play for Scotland via his grandparents though he is yet to represent either country at any level.

According to reports, he held talks with new Scotland manager Alex McLeish and was also expected to speak to manager Gareth Southgate but has decided to choose Scotland ahead of England.

Scott McTominay rose to prominence this season in the colours of Manchester United and has featured 15 times for the Red Devils this season.

The buzz around his international future has however not stopped his club manager from advising the youngster to focus on his Manchester United career.

Jose Mourinho while speaking about McTominay in his press conference said: “My advice to him is not about national teams, my advice is to keep the way he is, which is very humble, very open to learn, intelligent, and to keep going in the same direction, with the same profile, trying to fight to have minutes with Manchester United, which is not easy, and then national team will be just a consequence of his work at the club.”

He further praised McTominay’s character. Mourinho said: “I think it’s a consequence of his profile as a boy and I think the people around him are the right people.

“I never met them, but I have to believe the kid with his attitude towards the others and towards football, I believe the parents must be really good people, who have passed to him the right values.

“The kid has his feet on the ground, he’s very calm, and I think he passed some important tests not by the football point of view, but the mental point of view.

“He has maturity, he’s calm, he can play against champions, play knockout in the Champions League, and pass those two tests by the mental approach, so I think a long way to go, obviously, but he has his feet on the ground, he’s very stable and I hope he can keep the same image.” the Portuguese tactician concluded.