Man United's Scott McTominay Explains Why He Rejected England

Man United's Scott McTominay Explains Why He Rejected England

McTominay is understood to have opted to represent Scotland instead of England after discussions last week with both Alex McLeish and Gareth Southgate.

Sky Sports pundit Charlie Nicholas has admitted that he is baffled by Scott McTominay's decision to choose Scotland over England.

According to multiple reports, McTominay has decided to choose his father's native land of Scotland over his own home country. He must have decided he wants all his summers off!

What a dig at both Scotland and McTominay.

McTominay pledged his future to Scotland at the weekend, and Joey Barton believes that decision "has shown his ambition".

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The former England midfielder, who is now banned from football after breaching betting rules, added: "Maybe Manchester United and Fergie [Sir Alex Ferguson] have influenced it".

"He realises the weight of playing for England and working every summer - he doesn't want that".

And the Manchester United manager had some special advice for the 21-year-old ahead of Monday's game.

"Scotland have improved to be fair but, look, if he feels more Scottish to England, then fair play to the kid".

"So fair play to the boy if he feels like a passionate Scotsman, it can only be a good thing for Scotland because he's a seriously talented player".

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The Football Association had been in dialogue with McTominay's representatives for several months and he was being considered for an England under-21 call-up.

Instead, he now faces the very real possibility of never playing in a major global tournament.

Iain Hume, who has played for Kerala Blasters in three out of four ISL seasons, appeared to lash out at Berbatov with a gif with the caption: If you can't say something nice, don't say anything at all.

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