He might not know how he’s won Man of the Match – but Scott McTominay is certain in the fact he wants to win silverware with Manchester United and Scotland qualification to the World Cup.

The midfielder was excellent in his natural position as Scotland drew 2-2 with Austria in the opening World Cup 2022 qualifier. Manchester United man McTominay usually plays at centre-back in Steve Clarke’s 3-5-2 system but was given license in midfield this time.


The Scotland star was used in midfield on Thursday. (Photo by ANDY BUCHANAN/AFP via Getty Images)

Despite a brilliant showing, when asked about his award, the Manchester United star said (SFA): “I don’t know who’s given me that Man of the Match award! The manner in which we addressed the game was important, everyone wanted to push in the same direction.

“I feel like people saw that against Austria. Now it’s about going to Israel and trying to dominate them.”


A win over Israel tonight and Faroe Islands midweek would give Scotland a healthy seven points from their opening three World Cup 2022 qualifiers. The Manchester United ace is hoping to go to Qatar next year, perhaps with some Old Trafford silverware.

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Eager for trophies on the domestic front.  (Photo by Ash Donelon/Manchester United via Getty Images)

He said (Sky Sports): “I’m just desperate to win a trophy in club football with Manchester United, that’s my priority at the moment. The rest, in terms of the league and how we want to progress, will hopefully follow suit in due course. I feel as though we are building towards a good team and with international football, we want to go to the World Cup.”

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