In Focus: McTominay can help Scotland achieve their international ambitions

As reported by The Scottish Sun, Manchester United legend Sir Alex Ferguson is set to play a role in the future of Scott McTominay with the player yet to decide which international side he’ll declare for.

What’s the story?

McTominay has recently emerged as a regular in the Man United midfield, making ten appearances for the club since the start of December and even keeping the likes of Paul Pogba out of the side.

Born in Lancaster to a Scottish father, the 21-year-old can play for both Scotland and England but has yet to feature for either nation in youth or senior internationals.

He has attended training camps with Scottish squads in the past but back in November was reported to still be considering what his international future holds.

The Scottish Sun report that new Scotland boss Alex McLeish is set to utilise his strong relationship with Sir Alex Ferguson in order to convince the midfielder that he is best served playing for Scotland.

Can he convince the highly-rated youngster to help the nation qualify for their first major tournament since 1998?

How big a benefit will he be to Scotland?

Scotland need all the help they can get right now having suffered years of poor results in qualification groups. With the likes of Scott Brown and Darren Fletcher coming to the end of their careers, new blood is needed in the middle of the park and McTominay is showing enough to suggest he can lead the next generation.

If Jose Mourinho trusts him enough to start for Man United in big matches then he’s clearly of a quality that can enhance the Scotland starting eleven.

Securing his future could be massive in the face of potential England appearances and his committed midfield performances would certainly go down a treat with the Tartan Army.

With the Scottish side about to embark on a new era, it’s the perfect time to introduce McTominay to international football.