England had attempted to beat Scotland to McTominay, and sources said the English FA was considering calling him up for next month's under-21 internationals against Romania and Ukraine.
McTominay has since established himself as a fully-fledged member of United's first team squad with mature displays against Sevilla in the Champions League knockout stages and during last Sunday's victory over Chelsea.
Whereas, if he opted for Scotland, McLeish reportedly believes he is ready to be fast-tracked straight into the first-team for friendlies with Costa Rica and Hungary later this month. Download it today and continue to enjoy STV News wherever you are.
"It is not easy and then national team will be just a outcome of his work at the club but I can't confirm at all that both national teams have contacted him".
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Instead, Arsenal were repeatedly pushed back with Cech forced to save well from Gross before Dunk wastefully headed over the bar. Kolašinac was probably lucky not to pick up a second yellow card. "After they got one back, it was a bit of a cagey affair".
McFadden, who has held talks over joining McLeish's coaching team, told BBC Radio Scotland: "His stature, how he goes about his game, he reminds me of Darren Fletcher, and if we can get someone who has been as good for Scotland as Darren Fletcher it's a great acquisition".
Both managers are desperate for McTominay to play for their worldwide outfits and Southgate will pitch his case for the Three Lions today, according to an exclusive report in The Times.
Jose Mourinho has advised Scott McTominay to stay focused on his development at Manchester United amid uncertainty over his global future.
"And I think people around him are the right people, I think".