Scotland star Scott McTominay has continued his stellar season at Manchester United in a high-stakes match with Manchester City.

The Red Devils won 2-0 away at the Etihad thanks to goals from Bruno Fernandes and Luke Shaw. But it was Steve Clarke’s Scotland enforcer who was one of the brightest performers for Manchester United.

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Star man. (Photo by Ash Donelon/Manchester United via Getty Images)

It keeps McTominay’s chances of becoming a Premier League winner this season alive, albeit it’s a massive task, trailing City by 11 points with 10 games to go. But he did himself no harm on the biggest stage.

He controlled the midfield against the likes of Kevin De Bruyne and showed his worth in the centre of the park. It’s another reminder for Scotland boss Clarke over how effective McTominay can be when given license in his preferred position.

World Cup qualifying begins at the end of this month as Scotland look to push towards the 2022 tournament in Qatar with matches against Austria, Israel and Faroe Islands. Clarke has hinted that McTominay could be placed in midfield, having played in defence recently.

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Has played him in defence. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

The Manchester United midfielder has played on the right-hand side of defence in a 3-5-2 during Scotland’s last three international matches. United fans were loving his display against the Premier League’s best from the engine room.


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