Manchester United midfielder Scott McTominay has seen his club career take off on a meteoric rise lately. He’s consistently getting first team opportunities, even over better known and much higher paid star players at the same position. The time has now come for the 21-year old from Lancaster, England to select what nation he will play for internationally.
According to multiple reports, McTominay has decided to choose his father’s native land of Scotland over his own home country.
England manager Gareth Southgate and his Scottish counterpart Alex McLeish had both been pursuing McTominay, who has yet to represent either country on the youth level. The Irish Times cited a September 2016 interview with the club website, in which Scott McTominay said that he felt more Scottish than English.
“The majority of my family is Scottish,” he said.
“My mum has got a little bit but my dad’s side is all Scottish. I’ve been to a few training camps with Scotland. I’m probably more Scottish than I am English but it doesn’t bother me really.
“Who will I support in the World Cup qualifiers? That’s a tough question! It probably depends where I am, if I’m at my grandad’s it would have to be Scotland! It’s a bit of both — I want them both to do well.”
The fast rising star is expected to be named in Scotland’s squad for the games against Costa Rica and Hungary this month.
McLeish is expected to officially announce his squad on Wednesday.
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