Scotland midfielder Scott McTominay says it was a ‘pleasure’ to play his part in a crucial Manchester United win upon his return from injury.

The battler had been out with injury prior to the international break. He suffered a nasty looking ankle injury against Brighton and missed the Scotland games against Cyprus and Kazakhstan because of it.

Ruled out of Scotland duty. (Photo by ANDY BUCHANAN/AFP via Getty Images)

Speaking to MUTV after his return, McTominay admits he was ‘desperate’ to return after a stint on the sidelines.

He said: “I was desperate to be on the pitch – it was disappointing to watch those three games.

“The atmosphere was brilliant tonight. Some of the skills and tricks in the first half, and in the second half, were absolutely scintillating and it was a pleasure to be a part of it.”

McTominay a mainstay for club and country

This term the Scotsman has really come into his own. He’s featured in every Premier League game he’s been available for whilst making himself a key cog in Steve Clarke’s Scotland midfield.

Back in action. (Photo by Tom Purslow/Manchester United via Getty Images)

His return was felt around Old Trafford against Tottenham. McTominay screened the back four well against strong opposition and played positively going forward where possible.

He’ll be relishing the Manchester derby this weekend. United could potentially jump into the top five with a win over their neighbours.

It’s great to see the Scotland international back in the fold and excelling in Manchester.

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