He’s got goals on his mind – and Manchester United and Scotland midfielder Scott McTominay is concentrated on the tasks at hand.

It’s a big few days for the battler on both the domestic and international scenes. Today he takes on old boss Joe Mourinho’s Tottenham side before a massive match with the national team.

Scotland face Israel at Hampden on Thursday night for a chance to book their place in a Euro 2020 play-off final match against either Norway or Serbia next month.


Victory in that could seal a return to tournament football for Scotland for the first time since 1998. Manchester United’s Scotsman will likely feature in the Israeli test, either as part of a back three or in his preferred anchor role in the middle.

He prepared for these two big matches with a first goal of the season midweek. The central midfielder notched a header as Manchester United beat Brighton 3-0 in the Carabao Cup, McTominay setting a target for more goals as he insists he’s ‘fully focused.’


Ready to perform. (Photo by MATT DUNHAM/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

“It’s good to get off the mark with the goals, and it’s something I’m looking to add into my game all the time with the coaches and the work I’m doing off the pitch as well,” said McTominay.

“You have to spread goals around, you can’t just solely rely on two, three, four to get the goals; that’s not the way it works. For us as midfielders, and also you’ve got the defenders too, we all have to contribute more. It’s something the coaches have spoken about and everyone is really dialed in to that.

“I feel fit, ready to go and I’m fully focused. My legs are fresh and whenever the manager needs me, I’m ready. He knows that anyway, because I always tell him!”

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