Published: Wed, March 07, 2018
Global | By Craig Ferguson

Scott McTominay commits worldwide future to Scotland

Scott McTominay commits worldwide future to Scotland

Despite the fact he was born in Lancaster, Scott McTominay has rejected the chance to represent England at global level.

Reacting to the news on Monday, former Scotland striker and Sports Breakfast host Alan Brazil suggested the youngster "wants to be a Graeme Souness rather than a Jordan Henderson".

With England's Gareth Southgate making it clear that he was keeping an eye on McTominay, the United midfielder has opted against playing for the country of his birth and will now be open to selection by Alex McLeish and Scotland.

He made his senior debut against Arsenal in May and has played 17 games, including starting the past three.

With Marouane Fellaini and Ander Herrera sidelined by injury, he could start again when Mourinho's team visit Crystal Palace on Monday.

"I don't know if that is true", Mourinho said.

Joey Barton, speaking on talkSPORT this morning, has reacted to McTominay's decision to represent Scotland and England - and his comments are guaranteed to cause quite a stir.

"I remember Scott McTominay well from when I was assistant manager at Manchester United because he had a massive growth spurt", Giggs wrote.

"We used to source kids who were eligible when they were 13 or 14 and I really hated the fact that our country went after English players and thought it stunk of desperation".

"He's just got to concentrate on staying in the team now".

And Mourinho fuelled the fire of the global allegiance debate last month when he said Scotland should pick McTominay "because it looks like England is missing him". With England you are obviously going to get a lot more opportunities in terms of major tournaments. I'm probably more Scottish than I am English but it doesn't bother me really.

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