Scotland legend Lou Macari can’t wait to see Chelsea midfielder Billy Gilmour and Manchester United star Scott McTominay together at Euro 2020.

The Chelsea and Manchester United pair are two players the nation are getting excited about ahead of the first major tournament since 1998. Macari, who was part of Scotland’s 1978 World Cup squad, says Gilmour and McTominay can be key for Steve Clarke’s 2021 national team squad.

The Chelsea and Manchester United men will be key.

The Chelsea and Manchester United men will be key. (Photo by Mario Hommes/DeFodi Images via Getty Images)

Macari said (Scottish Sun): “Scott has come into the Manchester United team relatively unnoticed. There was no huge fanfare like there was with David Beckham. He has progressed quietly through the reserve team and suddenly got a lot stronger, a lot quicker and a lot more physical. He never looked big.

“If you are not there physically you will be swallowed up by the Premier League. But he has grown in size and stature and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has placed his faith in him now. In the Premier League, he is up against a similar calibre of player most weeks and he has coped with that without any problem.


“Very seldom does he ever let Manchester United down and he has proved his quality with Scotland. It will be great to see him in the Euros this summer and it will be the same for young Gilmour too. They both look like they have everything required to reach the very top.

“Billy is not as far down the road as Scott but he has really made a name for himself at Chelsea this season. He hasn’t played all that often for Chelsea but any time he has featured then he certainly looks the part. Like Scott, the competition for places at Chelsea is fierce but the fact he is in the running suggests things are looking bright.”

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