Scott McTominay plays all 90 minutes in Scotland win over Ukraine
Manchester United midfielder Scott McTominay played all 90 minutes as Scotland beat Ukraine 3-0.
The in-form star played in midfield, rather than defence as he has done on several occasions for his country.
Scotland won the game comfortably thanks to three goals scored in the last 20 minutes, through John McGinn and Lyndon Dykes (2).
Manchester United fans would prefer McTominay have got a rest. But he was kept on the entire game despite Scotland using five substitutes.
Scotland win over Ukraine
McTominay was praised on BBC Sport for creating a chance which nearly broke the deadlock after he set up Stuart Armstrong for a chance with a backheel pass.
with former Scotland star James McFadden remarking: “That was Scotland’s golden opportunity. It’s great play by McTominay.”
Former women’s footballer Leanne Crichton commented: “That’s the chance of the game so far, certainly. It’s a lovely lay-off and great footwork from McTominay.”
McTominay created two chances, more than any Scotland player, while completing 86 per cent of his passes.
He had 70 touches, making six recoveries, two interceptions and one tackle, with Scotland dominating the game with 24 shots at goal to Ukraine’s three.
This match is one of three games Scotland play over the international break, while all other countries represented by Manchester United players only play in two.
We can only hope he is rested for the match with Ireland on Saturday, or the following game against Ukraine on Tuesday, especially considering he played 90 minutes tonight.
United are hoping he can stay injury-free and return in top condition in time for the next Premier League game away at Manchester City on October 2.