David Moyes says Scotland manager Steve Clarke has the luxury of being able to get his best players into one XI after moving Manchester United midfielder Scott McTominay into defence.

The midfielder has played on the right-hand-side of Clarke’s 3-5-2 before but it’s the Scotland boss’ preference to play him in midfield. McTominay was great against England in the 0-0 draw on Euro 2020 matchday two, meaning a Scotland win over Croatia on Tuesday is probably enough to see the nation into the knockout round at the Euros.

England v Scotland - UEFA Euro 2020: Group D

The Manchester United star was excellent. (Photo by Alex Morton – UEFA/UEFA via Getty Images)

Moyes – formerly of Manchester United and currently managing Premier League club West Ham United – says the McTominay decision wasn’t a shock, impressed by Billy Gilmour’s full debut in midfield (STV): “I wasn’t surprised. I think Steve said that he wanted to play Scott as a midfield player.

 

“But he has got himself in a position where he thinks he can get his best players into the team. I think it was great that Billy Gilmour was in the team, I have seen him play a few times for Chelsea and I really like him.”

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