On the eve of an eagerly-awaited Euro 2020 clash between Scotland and England, McTominay responded to praise from Sir Alex earlier this season.
McTominay said: "My dad was telling me.
"It's obviously such a huge honour to be spoken about by someone like Sir Alex, never mind the nice things he was saying about us and Scotland.
"For me, it's a chance to keep pushing and chance to not stop pushing forwards, hopefully making everyone proud of me."
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