Scotland manager Steve Clarke says Manchester United midfielder Scott McTominay could move into his natural position again at international level.

The battler has been immense for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side this season, becoming one of the key men in the Manchester United midfield. He has already scored seven times from the engine room area.

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McTominay has been immense this season. (Photo by Ash Donelon/Manchester United via Getty Images)

But that isn’t where he has been playing for Scotland. The Manchester United star has been used as a centre-back on the international scene as Clarke deploys him on the right-hand side of defence in his 3-5-2 system.

It has worked wonders for McTominay after some initial teething problems, turning into a fine solution for Clarke. But given his form in midfield and in attack, the Scotland boss says he may have to put him back into midfield.

He said: “Going forward I could put Scott back into midfield because he has been outstanding for Manchester United in there. If I feel he is going to give more for the team in midfield I will put him back in that area.

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A midfield role? (Photo by Matthew Peters/Manchester United via Getty Images)

“I had a chat with Scott and he was comfortable to go back there and play. Having the two games in September helped bed us in to the system.”

It will only add to the midfield riches Clarke has to choose from next month as World Cup qualifying kicks off. The likes of David Turnbull and Billy Gilmour are chapping the door for a place while players such as McTominay, John McGinn, Stuart Armstrong, Ryan Jack, Callum McGregor and more will all want to feature too.

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