Man United’s Scott McTominay was urged to reject England for Scotland

International future

Two big Manchester United figures were pivotal in youngster Scott McTominay choosing Scotland over England according to his grandfather.

McTominay has impressed in his breakthrough season at Old Trafford and played a big part in the win over Chelsea the other week.

That has lead to questions over where his international loyalties lie as Scotland and England fought it out for his future.

Scotland eventually won the race as reported this week, with the player choosing to play for Alex McLeish’s side.

The youngster was born in England but his ancestry lies in Scotland and Sir Alex Ferguson pushed him towards rejecting England according to his grandfather.

Fergie watching from stands

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – MARCH 16: Sir Alex Ferguson the UEFA Europa League Round of 16, second leg match between Manchester United and FK Rostov at Old Trafford on March 16, 2017 in Manchester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

Not only that, Jose Mourinho was supposedly keen on seeing him with Scotland too.

‘Sir Alex Ferguson was keen for Scott to play for Scotland as well’, McTominay’s grandfather explained. 

‘He was upfront about it. I know that for a fact. I can say that without fear of getting contradicted. That has been kept under wraps.

‘He and Jose Mourinho were both quite keen on it over the last month or two.

‘Sir Alex Ferguson has been very good with Scott over the years.

‘He gave him his first contract with Manchester United when he was 16 before he retired and then made sure it was extended when he was 18.

‘He seems to get on well with him. I have seen them talking.’ 

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