As per a number of reports in the English media earlier today, Manchester United midfielder Scott McTominay has opted to pledge his international future to Scotland.
McTominay, a 21-year-old hard-working central midfielder, has caught the eye with several impressive performances for Manchester United this season.
The youngster has actually been preferred to former world-record signing Paul Pogba in the middle of the park for the Red Devils on several occasions of late, with Jose Mourinho clearly appreciative of the no-nonsense, all-action stylings of the United youth product.
To this point in the campaign, McTominay has made a hugely-respectable 15 appearances across all competitions for the Old Trafford giants.
Unsurprisingly, McTominay’s club form has seen the Lancaster native’s international future called into question of late, with the starlet eligible to line out for either England or Scotland.
Reports over recent weeks suggested that the FA had reached out to McTominay’s representatives regarding a call-up to the English U21 setup, but, as per a growing number of outlets this afternoon, this offer has now been officially rebuffed.
This is due to the fact that Scotland manager Alex McLeish has convinced the United midfielder to pledge his international allegiance to his side, with McTominay reportedly set to be earn his first call-up for the Scots’ upcoming friendlies with Costa Rica and Hungary this month.
Speaking in an interview with Manchester United’s website back in 2016, McTominay admitted to feeling ‘more Scottish than English:
‘The majority of my family is Scottish. 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.’