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Scott McTominay picks Scotland over England

Scott McTominay picks Scotland over England

McTominay's manager, however, believes that he should concentrate on his Old Trafford career and claimed to have no knowledge of England and Scotland's tussle for the player.

The 21-year-old has made six appearances in the Premier League for the Red Devils so far this season and has been showing maturity beyond his years with his assured displays.

Despite some seduction methods by England in recent days, McTominay has opted to represent Scotland at worldwide level.

It would now appear Alex McLeish has managed to better his counterpart Gareth Southgate with McTominay deciding to play for the country of his father's birth.

And Mourinho fuelled the fire of the worldwide allegiance debate last month when he said Scotland should pick McTominay "because it looks like England is missing him". Not to be outdone by their northern neighbours, Southgate has now joined the party as both countries will attempt to cap the young star.

Whereas, if he opted for Scotland, McLeish reportedly believes he is ready to be fast-tracked straight into the first-team for friendlies with Costa Rica and Hungary later this month.

Having not qualified for a major tournament since the 1998 World Cup, there is a desperation among Scotland fans for things to improve as soon as possible.

McFadden, who has held talks over joining McLeish's coaching team, told BBC Radio Scotland: "His stature, how he goes about his game, he reminds me of Darren Fletcher, and if we can get someone who has been as good for Scotland as Darren Fletcher it's a great acquisition".

Speaking last month, Mourinho said: "I gave him my advice, but I think the parents' advice is more important than mine".

"And I think people around him are the right people, I think".


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