Scott McTominay has been handed his first Scotland call-up by Alex McLeish, reported by the Daily Mirror.
The 21-year-old midfielder is part of the squad that’ll play against both Costa Rica and Hungary in friendly matches, and what an opportunity it is for the young man, as he looks to prove himself on the international stage.
Honestly, I’m just astonished at how well McTominay has played over the last few weeks. He was my Man of the match against Liverpool at the weekend, winning tackles galore, reading the game superbly and getting his team back on the front-foot.
Personally, I wanted to see him choose England as he’d get the big-game experience at World Cup’s and European Championships, but then, rather selfishly, he’ll now get the majority of summers off which can only be a good thing for Manchester United.
I’m just happy that he’s developing under Jose Mourinho. When the Portuguese was named United manager I was concerned about whether the youth traditions would continue. In fact, United’s youth promotion and development is flourishing; with McTominay, Marcus Rashford and Jesse Lingard all succeeding at this point in time.