MANCHESTER UNITED midfielder Scott McTominay continued his scoring streak for Scotland on Friday as Steve Clarke’s side secured a 3-0 win over Cyprus.
The 26-year-old broke the deadlock with a header from close range just six minutes into the Euro 2024 qualifier.
Left-back Andy Robertson sent a cross in the penalty area to Aston Villa’s John McGinn, who directed the ball into the path of McTominay at the back post.
The midfielder then simply fired the ball into the gaping net, giving Scotland an early lead.
McTominay now leads the table of top scorers in Euro 2024 qualifying with six goals and one assist in five games – ahead of Rasmus Hojlund and Romelu Lukaku.
Fans took to social media to praise the Man Utd star, with one person tweeting: “McTominay is always rooting for Scotland!”
A second fan wrote: “Scott McTominay becomes top R9 when he plays international football.”
Another added: “McTominay is keen on the Scots, can’t look in and was almost sold to United!”
While a fourth joked: “Maybe McTominay should play as a 9 😂.”
Despite the midfielder’s impressive form at international level, he has fallen out of favor with Man Utd coach Erik ten Hag.
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He has only played seven minutes in the Premier League so far this season, with Casemiro and Christian Eriksen currently the Dutchman’s preferred midfield duo.
McTominay almost left Old Trafford on deadline day as Fulham attempted to complete a transfer.
The Cottagers saw him as the perfect replacement for Joao Palhinha, who was about to move to Bayern Munich.
West Ham also tried to sign the midfielder but were unable to agree a transfer fee with Man Utd.