Out of position? That’s no bother for Manchester United midfielder Scott McTominay, who strolled it at centre-back for Scotland against England.
The battler was shifted into centre-back as part of Scotland manager Steve Clarke’s attacking reshuffle during the 0-0 draw with England at Wembley. McTominay kept the likes of England captain Harry Kane quiet as the Manchester United star shone.
Clarke has opted to play McTominay on the right-hand-side of his 3-5-2 system in the early stages of Euro 2020 qualifying, but threw the Manchester United man back in on the biggest stage. He coped admirably.
Both he and right-wing-back Stephen O’Donnell ensured there was no threat down England’s left. It also allowed – perhaps crucially – Billy Gilmour to come into the game and dictate things the way he did. Scotland fans have not lost sight of the Manchester United star’s display.
Hearts in my mouth at times but the way Mctominay and Gilmour are taking the ball in tight areas and playing out from the back under pressure is immense to see 👏👏👏
— martin compston (@martin_compston) June 18, 2021
DAVID MARSHALL – HERO
STEPHEN O'DONNELL – HERO
ANDY ROBERTSON – HERO
SCOTT MCTOMINAY – HERO
GRANT HANLEY – HERO
KIERAN TIERNEY – HERO
BILLY GILMOUR – HERO
JOHN MCGINN – HERO
CALLUM MCGREGOR – HERO
LYNDON DYKES – HERO
CHE ADAMS – HERO
STEVE CLARKE – HERO
— Inside The SPFL (@AgentScotland) June 18, 2021
— That Kid from Paris. (@abdiski17) June 18, 2021
McTominay heard the possibility of Rice replacing him and chose to end the guy's career💀 pic.twitter.com/o4s6Svuicf
— Mohamad. (@UtdMohamad) June 18, 2021
Scott Mctominay masterclass today, showed Mason Mount levels
— Trey⭐⭐⭐ (@UTDTrey) June 18, 2021
Scott Mctominay masterclass today against "generational talents" mason mount and Phil Foden.
But no one will talk about that 👍 pic.twitter.com/aaSQSB720L
— Caleb . (@Caleb_Mufc) June 18, 2021
Mctominay emptying his pockets after the game pic.twitter.com/HUpUE1YLDQ
— Utdnims🔰 (@IamQuee___) June 18, 2021
Makeshift back 3 of Mctominay and Tierney held world class Kane
— Thy (@_CreaT0R) June 18, 2021
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