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Craig Levein 'delighted' by Scott McTominay's Scotland decision

Craig Levein 'delighted' by Scott McTominay's Scotland decision

"Scott McTominay announces retirement from worldwide tournament football", said one tweet.

Former Scotland manager Craig Levein says he is "delighted" Manchester United's Scott McTominay has chose to pledge his global future to Scotland.

It is 18 years since a Scottish victory in an Auld Enemy game so any little triumphs must be savoured.

Sources have told ESPN FC that Scotland manager Alex McLeish visited United's Carrington training ground on Thursday to hold talks with McTominay, while England boss Gareth Southgate was there on Friday.

The Lancaster-born player has gone with his heart and pledged allegiance to his father's native land despite an offer to represent England.

"Who will I support in the World Cup qualifiers?"

"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".

The promising 21-year-old has broken into the Red Devils first team in recent weeks and has made 15 appearances so far this season.

He is expected to be named McLeish's squad for the games against Costa Rica and Hungary later this month. Not because he's not good enough for England but because he wants to play for Scotland and that's great to see. That's what struck me when I met him as a young player.

"I think Scott deserves more than what he is getting. If he's got that, it'd be very hard for him to play for England".

Speaking last month, Mourinho said: "I gave him my advice, but I think the parents' advice is more important than mine".

"It would have been easy to go financially to the England side and, if you are in the Manchester United team, then there's a good chance you get called up by England".

"Going forward, it's up to Alex McLeish, I've not spoken to him yet but I'm sure I will do in the near future and see what the plans are".

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