United manager Mourinho spoke to the press last week to warn England that they risked missing out on the Lancaster-born youngster and urged new Scotland coach Alex McLeish to hand McTominay a call-up.
He's probably realised the weight of playing for England and working every summer, he doesn't want that.
You can always rely on Barton for a controversial reaction to a football story; however, there might be England fans out there nodding along with the former Manchester City and Newcastle United star. "If he's got that, it'd be very hard for him to play for England".
McLeish is expected to now include the 21-year-old in his squad for the friendly double-header against Costa Rica and Hungary at the end of March.
While the choice will represent a practical one given the number of competitors McTominay would have been faced with had he opted for England, given the recent performances of young Scots like Kieran Tierney at Celtic, Andrew Robertson at Liverpool, Ryan Fraser at Bournemouth and Jason Cummings at Rangers, there certainly is potential for improvement.
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"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 somebody who is going to play for the team, he's got the superstars around him and sometimes you need somebody to do that extra bit of work and be a real team player".
"We have to realise he's a young lad, he's playing for Manchester United and he's going to have a great future, but at the same time it's a totally different game playing for Scotland".
"I think Scott deserves more than what he is getting".
"Scotland have improved to be fair but, look, if he feels more Scottish than English then fair play to the kid".