Former Aberdeen manager and Scotland international Derek McInnes says the national team could do with two of Manchester United midfielder Scott McTominay.

The Manchester United player played in midfield and defence as Scotland were eliminated from Euro 2020 at the group stages. McTominay started the first game against Czech Republic in midfield, and after the 2-0 loss, moved to centre-back against England and Croatia. A 3-1 defeat to the latter ended Scotland’s tournament.

Scotland Training Session and Press Conference - UEFA Euro 2020: Group D

The Manchester United star played in two positions. (Photo by UEFA/UEFA via Getty Images)

McInnes – looking for his next job in management after leaving Aberdeen – believes Scotland needs two players like the Manchester United midfielder (DM): “The difficulty we had against Croatia was getting the ball off them. Having Scott McTominay in midfield might have helped. He has that athleticism, the ability to snap about and make contact.

“He has that power to annoy opponents. But then again, that would have weakened the defence. The back three of McTominay, Grant Hanley and Tierney were outstanding at Wembley. If Steve Clarke had two McTominay’s — one for midfield and one for defence — then that would have been ideal.

 

“Listen, I think we will be better for the experience. I would have liked us to play with a wee bit more assurance in possession, but we carried a threat in each game.”

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