Scotland’s Scott McTominay won’t be a favourite for Euro 2020’s Player of the Tournament – but he wants to rival his Manchester United teammates for it.

The likes of Old Trafford peers Bruno Fernandes and Paul Pogba will be the likely bets for the major award at Scotland’s first tournament since 1998. McTominay is aiming to thrive on the pressure being a key player for Steve Clarke’s Scotland brings, hoping to propel himself into the same light as Manchester United teammates.

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The Manchester United duo are heading to the Euros. (Photo by Martin Rickett – Pool/Getty Images)

McTominay said (Sun): “You never know what can happen. There will be some really big names playing, but it’s not always them who play the best. That’s not to say they won’t because they are fantastic players and the impact they have had on the Manchester United team has been special.

“But  you never know what can happen in major tournaments — people can come from nowhere and get in amongst those big names. I’m looking forward to it and it’s exciting, for sure. You have to thrive on the pressure, it’s part and parcel of the game.

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“You don’t play football to have easy games, you want the intense ones with all the pressure on your shoulders. Confidence can come from a lot of different things. It can be down to your upbringing, the way you were brought up by your family.

“You can’t look at it as being too much pressure. Once it becomes like that, you might as well stop. I have always enjoyed it, whether it’s a cup game with Man United, a reserve match or an international with Scotland.”

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