English-born Scott McTominay has chose to play global football for Scotland

Fredrick Soto
March 6, 2018

He realises the weight of playing for England and working every summer - he doesn't want that.

"He was born in England and sounds like he's English so I'm not sure how having a Scottish father is a stronger reason than where you are from".

And asked for his view, Barton said: "What's he playing at?"

McTominay may have been included in Southgate's squad for this summer's World Cup finals in Russian Federation had he chosen to represent England.

McTominay qualifies for Scotland through his grandparents, but had resisted attempts to persuade him to pledge his allegiance to the Scots, preferring instead to focus on establishing himself in the senior squad at Old Trafford. "If he's got that, it'd be very hard for him to play for England".

McTominay wants to represent England and could even be included in Southgate's squad for this month's friendlies against Holland and Italy.

McTominay won the U21 Cup with Manchester United
McTominay won the U21 Cup with Manchester United

"Maybe I felt that a little bit - you have to do something in the game, you have to create, you have to score, you have to show you're a good passer". He's a fantastic young player and it's great for us as a country.

I know you don't really sign players for the worldwide team but England were interested in him, and it's fantastic he's chosen to play for Scotland.

Fletcher who played in Scotland's final two World Cup qualifiers against Slovakia and Slovenia last October, is waiting to discover whether he will remain part of new Scotland boss McLeish's plans.

"Scotland have improved the last qualification campaign and if he feels more Scottish than English fair play to the kid".

He said: "Because it looks like England are missing him, if I was Alex McLeish, the first thing I would do would be to come to me".

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