In an interview on BBC's MOTDx show, McTominay explained how Ferguson had a role to play in him celebrating getting his scholarship.
The Scotland international recalled: "The boss. Yeah, Sir Alex. Yeah, whenever we saw him in the canteen, he would just say, 'Are you behaving yourself?'
"You'd just be quiet. You'd never know what to say.
"Especially with him being from Scotland, I think it was special, and he invited us up whenever I signed my scholarship with all the players in the dressing room, it was a Fulham game in the Premier League."