McTominay: Racism infuriates me
Scott tells Premier League Productions he is appalled by recent comments on social media.
Something you said earlier was interesting. You said you didn't think you would have made it to the extent you have if you weren't at Manchester United but would you also say that your story has also influenced where you are a lot? Because you've had to have a thick skin a lot, haven't you, to get through the difficult periods and criticism too sometimes? "Yeah, criticism is a part of football. It's no problem. I've been criticised a million times before and I'll be criticised again for sure. That's not the problem, at all. The problem is when you start believing what other people say, whether it's good things or bad things. You just have to keep all the outside noise, especially at this football club, to a bare minimum. You can't read too much or if there's good articles about you, bad articles about you, you can't dive into them with too much detail because you have to have a thick skin in football, as you see with what's been going on with the racial abuse. It's a disgrace and that's the type of people who are on social media saying the things that they're saying at this moment in time. Honestly, it makes me feel sick coming in seeing Axel the next day after the game. I don't remember which game it was. But I feel like it's an absolute shambles and that's somebody, one of my brothers who I've grown up with for a long, long time now, and to see that happen to him is absolutely disgusting." I'm sure you're all rallying around Axel as you say. On that note, how special is it for you to be playing with a lot of the guys who you've come through with, whether that's Axel or Marcus Rashford a little bit above you? What's it like to now be sharing this period with him? "I just don't even think about the situation with people having different ethnic backgrounds. I just never would say 'I'm white, Axel's black.' How are we any different? It's exactly the same. We've grown up through the same school together, we've played football together for years , so it infuriates me. It's a really touchy subject and it's something that's hard to talk about in that respect. But I feel like now we are getting to the awareness which it needs to have, because these are my brothers who I've played with for years and years, and to see it happening is a shambles. It's a disgrace."