Scott McTominay was born in Lancaster but has lots of Scottish relatives. He has never played at international level for any country but has been involved with the Scottish training camps.
In 2016, he was asked about where his loyalties were in regards to international football and he revealed that he felt more Scottish than he did 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 know Ricky Sbragia and Brian McClair quite well. I’m probably more Scottish than I am English but it doesn’t bother me really.
Who will I support in the World Cup qualifiers? That’s a tough question! It probably depends where I am, if I’m at my Grandad’s it would have to be Scotland! It’s a bit of both – I want them both to do well.
Now that McTominay is a regular in Manchester United’s first team, questions have been asked over who he will play for at international level. Last summer he was invited to play for Scotland’s U-21 but said he needed more time to think about who he wanted to play for.
Jose Mourinho has been asked this week which country he thinks McTominay will choose.
I have given Scott my advice but I think the advice of his parents is more important than mine. His own heart is more important than my advice, because mine is purely from a career point of view. More important than his career is his feeling, his family’s feeling and also the overall situation with him.
He’s going to have a very good career independently of his international choice – if he has the choice, because maybe Scotland or England don’t want to select him. But the most important thing is for him to feel good with himself.