MANCHESTER United midfielder Scott McTominay today spoke of his pride at being called up by Scotland for the friendlies against Costa Rica and Hungary.

The 21-year-old has been outstanding for the Old Trafford club this season - including in the Champions League.

The 6ft 4in player was born and brought up in Lancashire, but he qualifies to play for this country because his father Frank hails from Helensburgh.

But McTominay has revealed that he has only ever been interested in representing Scotland.

And he admitted his dad had been delighted when new national manager Alex McLeish selected him for this double.

Asked what his father's reaction had been by the Scottish Football Association website, he said: "Obviously, he was tremendously proud of me. All my other family members were as well.

"It is a big honour for me to come away with the Scotland national team. It is what you work for your whole life. Whenever you are a young kid you want to come with the national team and improve and do well and help the team. I am really pleased.

"I wanted to play for Scotland and I always have done since I was a young boy. It was an incredibly proud moment for me when he did call me up. Hopefully I can kick on and do well.

"I have to thank the boss, Alex McLeish, for giving me an opportunity to come with the squad and hopefully show people what I can do. We will look to the future. Hopefully I can play well."