John McGinn says he would love Scotland teammate Scott McTominay to leave Manchester United and join him at Aston Villa.

The pair have shone in midfield together for the national team, albeit this hasn’t been very often as McGinn is pushed further forward and McTominay put into defence. But the Aston Villa star has witnessed enough from his Manchester United friend to want him at the Villans.

The Aston Villa and Manchester United men are together on the international scene.
The Aston Villa and Manchester United men are together on the international scene in recent seasons. (Photo by ANDY BUCHANAN/AFP via Getty Images)

When asked who he would most like to sign from the national team, McGinn said (TBI): “Who would I most like to sign? I hope nobody at Villa will be offended by this. I’ll go with big McTominay, I’m not choosing between Tierney and Robertson because that will be a debate.

“The nice thing about the big man is that not only is he a star for Manchester United, he’s a brilliant guy and extremely humble, and the nice thing is that even though Scotland have a history of playing players with an English accent, whereas big Scott sees himself as Scottish, there wasn’t any doubt.

“He didn’t really play right away, but he didn’t complain, not one bit, he wasn’t like ‘I’m McTominay I play for Manchester United’, and now we’re seeing rewards of not only how versatile he is, but he’s an incredible athlete and an incredible player, so if we could have him at Villa beside me, that’d be nice.”

Scotland begin their Euro 2020 campaign next month against Czech Republic in what will be the nation’s first major tournament since 1998.

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