SCOTT McTominay admits he was somewhat conflicted as he watched Scotland team-mate Andy Robertson lift the Champions League – in the colours of arch rivals Liverpool, writes Stewart Fisher

The Lancaster-born lad and his family are dyed-in-the-wool Manchester United fans, but even they grudgingly had to admit that they were happy for the former Queen’s Park man as he helped the Anfield side to their sixth European Cup in their final against Tottenham Hotspur in Madrid.

“I’m a Man United man through and through so I can’t lie it wasn’t easy, it was a tough watch,” said McTominay. “But it was still good to see a fellow Scotsman on the pitch and beautiful to see what he’s gone through from 2012 to now.”

Robertson has been given an additional couple of days’ grace before meeting up with the squad following Saturday night’s exploits in Madrid, but McTominay admits it will be an inspiration for the entire squad when the man who is expected to retain the Scotland captaincy under new boss Steve Clarke joins up later in the week.


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And none more so than the Manchester United midfielder – whose hopes of getting his hands on the trophy came to an end when United were knocked out of this year’s Champions League at the quarter final stage this year by Barcelona.

“It’s amazing for him and we’re relishing getting him back and hopefully kicking on in a Scotland jersey,” said the 22-year-old.

“If that’s not inspiration for the whole team right there I don’t know what is.

“He’s done incredibly well and that’s my aim - to be replicating something like that winning big trophies and hopefully playing in major tournaments in the future with Scotland.”