'Spitting dummy' not an option - McTominay on playing at the back

Scott McTominay says he was never going to "spit the dummy out" when asked to play as a centre-back for Scotland.

The Manchester United midfielder was frequently used on the right side of a back three during Scotland's route to - and during - Euro 2020.

Now showing his goalscoring prowess for club and country, the 27-year-old admits he much prefers playing in the middle of the park and making an impact in an attacking sense.

"The manager asked me if I could do a job bringing the ball into midfield and defending, obviously, whenever the opposition had the ball," McTominay said. "That was fine, it was no problem.

"I've always seen myself as a number eight and someone who likes to carry the ball and get into the box and and score goals and make things happen.

"But I'm not going to spit my dummy out and say I don't want to play, that's not in my nature in my whole way growing up through the [Manchester United] academy.

"I had to play up front in the Under 21s a couple of times just because that was what was best for the team and I look back with great memories of that."