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Scott McTominay backed to break international record for Scotland by Manchester United legend



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Scott McTominay has continued to shine on the international stage for Scotland following his best-ever goalscoring season with Manchester United.

Scott McTominay netted 10 goals for Manchester United last season, with 2023/24 becoming the first time he had crept into double figures for goals and saved Erik ten Hag‘s squad on several occasions throughout the campaign.

He has also notched a further seven goals for Scotland during their qualification fixtures for the 2024 European Championships and another goal in the tournament against Switzerland, meaning his total goal contributions, including assists, across this period and last season for United sits at 24.

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Scotland are currently aiming to secure qualification to the knockout rounds of the European Championship for the first time but sit third in Group A with one point after two fixtures.

To advance to the knockout rounds, they must win their final game against Hungary on Sunday evening. If they do so, the squad will become record-breakers, as they would be the first Scottish team to achieve this feat.

Lou Macari, who played for United for 11 years between 1973 and 1984, is now backing McTominay and co to beat Hungary and make sure they take their place in the Round of 16.

“In the season, he did exceptionally well for us and for Scotland the other night, and for Scotland in general,” Macari, who himself is a former Scottish international with 24 caps for Scotland between 1972 and 1978, said of McTominay on MUTV.

“Watching the other night was completely different to the first game. The first game, Scotland started off so lackadaisical, and they weren’t marking people. And every time Germany went forward, they looked as if they could score.

“The second game, right from the start, they were closing down, they were getting amongst people and playing the way a Scottish team, in my opinion, has got to play.

“Full of endeavour, full of heart, full of commitment, and they got a decent result, and now all of a sudden everything’s turned round where a game against Hungary, which looked the [most] likely of the [Group A] opponents to play against and win the game, stands between Scotland and qualifying.

“I’m looking forward to the Hungary game because if they can do what they did [against Switzerland], then they can do it.”

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