Manchester United and Scotland midfielder Scott McTominay says ‘you can adapt and do the best you can’ after starring at centre-back in a 0-0 draw with England at Euro 2020.

McTominay has primarily been used in his natural position by Scotland manager Steve Clarke but was thrown in at the deep end against England. The Manchester United man shone in his unusual 3-5-2 role, the point at Wembley meaning a Scotland win against Croatia on Tuesday could send the nation to the Euros knockout stages.

The Manchester United man was excellent.

The Manchester United man was excellent. (Photo by Alex Morton – UEFA/UEFA via Getty Images)

Midfielder-turned centre-back McTominay said (UEFA): “The day before I knew I was playing there and the personnel who would be playing. It’s second nature now. I’ve played there before so you should know the role. Especially with this manager. I’ve played there before for him and done ok so you can adapt and do the best you can.

“Keeping a clean sheet against a really good England team was nice. England have fantastic players and you do raise your game. We know how good they can be sometimes but we were a good match. We’re more than capable of winning against Croatia.”

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