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Which national team will McTominay choose?

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has offered his advice to Scott McTominay about which country he should represent.

The 21-year-old is eligible to play for both England and Scotland, but he is yet to decide where his international future lies. 

Mourinho has previously joked that new Scotland manager Alex McLeish should select him before England do and, speaking about the youngster again on Friday, Jose praised his mature display against Sevilla in what was only his second UEFA Champions League start. 

In his press conference to preview United's Premier League match against Chelsea, the boss was asked whether McTominay had discussed his international future with him, or sought his advice on which nation to play for. 
“I gave him my advice, but I think the parents’ advice is more important than mine,“ Jose said at the Aon Training Complex. ”I think his own heart is more important than my advice, because my advice is purely from the career point of view.

“I think more important than his career is his feelings, his family’s feelings, the way he feels about it and also the overall situation with him.” 

Jose Mourinho says

"The confidence and the trust that I show towards Scott, he's earned it since day one when he came to the first team training sessions."

Mourinho would not disclose what he told McTominay, but he firmly believes the United Academy graduate has got what it takes to enjoy a successful career, no matter who he ends up representing on the international stage. 

“I think he's going to have a very good career, regardless of his national team choice – if he has the choice, because maybe Scotland and maybe England don't want to select him, which is also possible. But I think the most important thing for him is to feel good with himself.”

McTominay has made 18 appearances this season and could be involved again when United welcome Chelsea to Old Trafford on Sunday. 

MUTV will show exclusive build-up from 12:00 GMT on the Match Day show.