Jose Mourinho has advice for Manchester United starlet Scott McTominay

Whereas, if he opted for Scotland, McLeish reportedly believes he is ready to be fast-tracked straight into the first-team for friendlies with Costa Rica and Hungary later this month.

The English FA had been tracking McTominay since he was playing for United's academy but the youngster has now made a decision.

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McTominay met with representatives from both English and Scottish camps this week to discuss his future, and it appears he's been more convinced by the latter. "My mum has got a little bit but my dad's side is all Scottish".

Despite having made only a handful of first-team appearances for Manchester United, the worldwide preference of Scott McTominay had become a topic of great interest in recent weeks.

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Having not represented either Scotland or England at youth level, McTominay remained available to both countries and his progress at United had caught the eye of England under-21 coach Aidy Boothroyd.

"It is not easy and then national team will be just a effect of his work at the club but I can't confirm at all that both national teams have contacted him". "He's a great guy, and he gets the best out of players". Speaking to MUTV, he said: "Because it looks like England is missing him, if I was Alex McLeish, the first thing I would do would be to come to me".

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"I've never met them, but I have to believe the kid with his attitude towards the others and towards football, I believe the parents must be really good people that pass to him the right values". I think his own heart is more important than my advice, because my advice is purely from the career point of view.