Jose Mourinho has heaped praise on Scott McTominay and advised Scotland manager Alex McLeish to select the up-and-coming Manchester United midfielder before England do.
The 21-year-old has not looked back since his surprise debut towards the end of last season, making 14 appearances in all competitions this term having proven his worth to a manager that is not known for giving youth a chance.
McTominay has shown himself to be able and dependable, with Mourinho surprised by the lack of appreciation for a player he believes deserves international recognition
Eligible for England and Scotland, the United boss said he would be straight on the phone to the Lancastrian midfielder if he was McLeish.
“Honestly, I think Scott deserves more than what he is getting.I think maybe it’s because he’s this kind of kid profile: a normal haircut, no tattoos, no big cars, no big watches, humble kid, arrive in the club when he was nine or 10.” Jose Mourinho said
Last season he was almost leaving the club to go somewhere, who knows where, who knows in which division he would be playinghas now played already, I don’t know, seven or eight 90 minutes – he’s not play five or 10 minutes – in every competition: Champions League, Premier League, FA Cup, Capital One Cup.
“I think the kid deserves a little bit more (recognition). And because it looks like England is missing him, if I was Alex McLeish the first thing I would do would be to [makes phone gesture] come to me.” Jose Mourinho told Man Utd Tv
McTominay, attached to United since the age of five, has not represented England or Scotland at youth level.