Scotland manager Steve Clarke surprised fans in last night’s 1-1 draw with Israel at Hampden by playing Manchester United midfielder Scott McTominay as the right-sided centre-back in a three-man defence – and by the full-time whistle, fans were certain they didn’t want to see it happen again.

McTominay lined up beside Aberdeen’s Scott McKenna and Arsenal’s Kieran Tierney in a new-look Scottish defence and started well before a few lapses in concentration almost saw him badly exposed.

COLOGNE, GERMANY - AUGUST 16: Scott McTominay of Manchester United during the UEFA Europa League Semi Final between Sevilla and Manchester United at RheinEnergieStadion on August 16, 2020 in Cologne, Germany.

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The Old Trafford star is clearly one of the most talented players at Clarke’s disposal but the decision to play him ahead of Leeds captain Liam Cooper didn’t seem to make much sense to the watching Tartan Army.

He had keeper David Marshall to thank for keeping the scores level at 0-0 after McTominay misjudged the flight of the ball and missed a header, only for Marshall to pull off a brilliant save to deny Dabbur.

Fans were clearly unimpressed with the Manchester United star’s performance – and took to Twitter after the game to make clear they wanted to see a change for Monday’s clash with the Czech Republic.

Here are some of the comments from unhappy Scotland fans :

 

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