Scott McTominay is happy to play wherever Scotland boss Steve Clarke needs him after the Manchester United ace was moved back into midfield during Thursday’s match with Austria.

The Manchester United star earned Man of the Match after his performance in the 2-2 draw. Austria were twice ahead but a header from Grant Hanley and spectacular bicycle kick from John McGinn secured a point in Scotland’s opening World Cup 2022 Group F qualifying match.


On your bike. (Photo by ANDY BUCHANAN/AFP via Getty Images)

Usually played at right-centre-back in the 3-5-2 system, manager Clarke moved McTominay out of defence and into midfield, where has played brilliantly for Manchester United this season. McTominay says he’s happy to do a job wherever, hailing Scotland’s character in the Austria tussle.

He said (SFA): “It was a positive point and it is one we need to build on in terms of how we approach games. We need a bit more arrogance and belief in ourselves that we can go and dominate teams like that. We can do that even though they are a very good team. We came from behind twice which must be a positive.

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“We showed big balls to come back and we have to improve on that next week. That’s my position. Wherever he wants me to play, if that’s in midfield, the right side of a three, the middle of a three, a pivot or a number eight – I’m more than happy to do so.

The Manchester United man was excellent.

The Manchester United man was excellent. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

“Me and the manager haven’t spoken about anything position-related. It’s always about how the team can improve, little things that I can do and things I’m doing well. For me, wherever he wants me to play I’m more than happy.

“I know there are a lot of people talking about where I should play, but that’s up to the manager. He’s the one who decides, nobody else can do that.”

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