Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says Euro 2020 ‘will help’ Scotland star Scott McTominay build on a successful 2020/21 season to date.
McTominay has shone as a midfielder for Manchester United and as a centre-back for Scotland, the potential to win the Europa League very much alive for him. There’s also Scotland’s first major tournament since 1998 to look forward to afterwards.
While he’s been around the Manchester United first-team for quite a while now, McTominay has made more domestic starts than in any other season this term. Making himself into a key player in Steve Clarke’s Scotland plans too, Solskjaer reckons Euro 2020 should provide the Old Trafford academy product with an additional boost.
The Norwegian said (MEN): “You look how Scott has improved his game this season going forward with more goals has been good and the Euros will help him even more. When young players go to Euros or World Cups it’s a great time and you get a different type of challenge and I hope he has a good tournament with Scotland.
“We have shown with our academy and other players we have, Scott, Dean [Henderson], Axel [Tuanzebe], Mason [Greenwood], Marcus [Rashford], so many who have come through our system. We always want to give good young players a chance and an opportunity. If you come through here you have got a chance if you are good enough.”
Scotland’s first Euro 2020 group game will take place in just over a month’s time when Clarke’s side face Czech Republic at Hampden Park on June 14th.
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