Sir Alex Ferguson: Scott McTominay will have a really good career with Scotland

by Marwan Harraz

Manchester United legend Sir Alex Ferguson has backed Scott McTominay to have a successful international career with Scotland.

The youngster recently decided on his international future after it was revealed that he could also play for the senior England team.

McTominay’s rise at club level saw both countries fight to persuade him to feature for them but it was the Scots who managed to win that race.

The academy product recently won his first cap for his nation in the recent international break and was lauded by Sir Alex as well.

With many expecting Scot to pick England due to their involvement in the upcoming World Cup, he should where his loyalty’s lay.

According to Manchester Evening News, Ferguson said to the Daily Record: “It was his father’s heritage. It would be difficult for him to go back to Scotland and say to his own father, ‘I’m playing for England’.

“The sensible thing is to play for Scotland and Scott will get plenty of games for Scotland. When Scott came in to Manchester United as an eight-year-old I knew he was from Lancaster and thought he was English.

“When I found out his family was Scottish I told him he had to play for Scotland. He’ll have a really good career. I’m absolutely pleased he has chosen Scotland.”

This season has certainly been the breakthrough one for Scott McTominay and he couldn’t have imagined it to have gone any better.

Considered an outsider in pre-season he initially won Jose Mourinho over by becoming a part of the first team but then also proved himself on the pitch when called upon.

His recent performances in big matches, most notably against Chelsea also completely won over fans who were still skeptical of his talents.

However, the more important thing is that Mourinho trusts him and should he continue performing then McTominay will have a successful career with Manchester United and not just Scotland.

With Andreas Pereira deciding to go out on loan to Valencia rather than fight for his place in the first team, the young Scots showed him just how it’s done.

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