Scotland manager Steve Clarke has been impressed by Scott McTominay’s displays for Manchester United – so much so he might change his position.

The Manchester United midfielder has thrived in the middle of the park for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s team this season but Clarke has used him as a defender for Scotland since September last year. He’s been part of a back three in a 3-5-2 system that has secured Scotland qualification for Euro 2020.

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The Manchester United man has played in defence for Clarke instead of his natural midfield position, and it has worked for the national team. (Photo by Marc Atkins/Getty Images)

But it’s hard for the Scotland manager to turn his nose up at what McTominay is doing with Manchester United. While his system has worked, Clarke has now stated he is ‘keen’ to look at moving McTominay back into his natural position. The road to the World Cup in Qatar begins this week with matches against Austria, Israel and Faroe Islands.

Ahead of three World Cup 2022 qualifiers, Clarke said (Evening Times): “Scott’s midfield performances in the English Premier league they have been of a very high standard. He has done really well and he has become a first choice regular pick in that Manchester United team which is not an easy thing to do with the competition they have there.

“It’s something I am keen to look at. But I am also aware of how well Scott did for us when he played in a back three. It’s going to be interesting. We need to be able to play a number of systems, whether it’s a back three or back four. I’m quite keen to explore that.”

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