Manchester United have been blessed with important Scottish figures throughout its history – and Sir Alex Ferguson believes Scott McTominay is the next.

The Scotland star has made an impact as a regular starter for Manchester United this season alongside solidifying himself as a key member of Steve Clarke’s Scotland squad. He’s not the only Scot to have made an impact on both scenes.

Shining for Manchester United and Scotland.

Shining for Manchester United and Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Darren Fletcher is the most notable player in recent times to feature prominently for Manchester United and Scotland but going further back you have iconic figures like Denis Law. Ferguson believes McTominay is the heir to the ‘great Scots’ throne at Old Trafford.

He said (Scotland NT): “We’ve been blessed. I signed him when he was seven or eight years of age. McTominay is of a similar type to Darren. A bit long, lanky, a good winner of the ball, a good turn of pace going forward, a great attitude to the game. Going back to my time, we very seldom left Darren out of big games, especially against Arsenal.

“He was fantastic against them. If you put him against [Patrick] Viera, no problems. It’s really rewarding for me to see a Scot coming through. Darren was one, Brian McClair was a great Scot for us, a fantastic player. We’ve been blessed with great Scots right through going back to the king, Denis Law. It makes you proud.”

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