Scotland’s Scott McTominay hit a major Manchester United milestone on Thursday night.

Steve Clarke’s midfielder-turned defender has been a regular feature for the Red Devils since his debut in 2017, over three years ago now. He won an extended Manchester United contract last season for his efforts.


McTominay’s flying at Manchester United. (Photo by MATT DUNHAM/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

He’s had injury problems to contend with through this spell, most notably last season where he struggled with ankle and knee problems. But slowly, he has crept up on a landmark.

Coming off the bench for Manchester United for a solitary minute against Sheffield United in a 3-2 win was enough for McTominay to become the 216th player to have appeared for United in 100 competitive games.


His first came in May 2017 and McTominay hasn’t looked back since. He’s became a solid Premier League player and also established himself as one of Scotland’s key men under Scotland boss Clarke.

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A key Scotsman in Clarke’s 3-5-2 system on the international scene. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

An ascent up the Premier League table will be the key for the midfielder just now as Manchester United look for a return to their glory days. He may just have one eye on Scotland’s Euro 2020 place next summer too.

Speaking before his landmark moment at Bramall Lane, McTominay says he doesn’t know where the time has gone: Yeah, the time’s gone quick, you know? Obviously you get to that landmark a little bit quicker without injuries.

I was out for three months with my knee and eight weeks with my ankle [last season] so that delays the time for getting appearances.

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