Scotland boss Steve Clarke has praised Manchester United’s Scott McTominay, but insists he isn’t wanting to overload him with expectations.
The midfielder has been in fine form for United this season, featuring in every Premier League match so far. In what has been a disappointing season so far for the Red Devils, He’s been a consistent performer.
Clarke has praised the ‘modern-day’ midfielder but insists his development must continue.
He told the Scottish Daily Mail (page 121, 10/11/19): “Scott is developing and playing well and he’s nailed down a spot in the United team. ‘He’s shown when he’s been picked for Scotland that he’ll do well for us.
“He’s a big, strong athletic boy with a lot of good attributes but I don’t want to heap too much pressure on him. He’s still young so you have to give him time but he’s a good presence around the place and he speaks well.
“He’s got a really good attitude. He can play any sort of midfield role. He’s box-to-box but he can also do the defensive job. He’s a modern-day midfielder.”
McTominay should become a mainstay under Clarke with Scotland
Scotland boss Clarke is seemingly a fan of McTominay and his recent work at Old Trafford. After such impressive form at high level, it should lead to him becoming a Scots regular for years to come.
McTominay’s latest match was in a comfortable 3-1 win over Brighton. It was another game in which McTominay managed to impress the Old Trafford crowd.
United’s number 39 was committed and strong throughout, finding himself unlucky not to get on the scoresheet. It looked like he bundled United’s second in, but it was deemed an own goal.
However, in the final minutes, he suffered an injury after an awkward fall. It’s unknown how bad it is for McTominay but it will be a concern for Clarke ahead of the Scotland camp.