And McTominay feels showing leadership skills is essential at a club like United.
"I think that's just part of your character and part of the way you have been brought up through the ranks at your parent club, and taking responsibility," he said.
"If you are showing leadership qualities then that's brilliant and you want to take that into Scotland games as well.
"It's just about having a level mind and getting the best from all your pals around you. And obviously that impacts on yourself as well.
"If you are doing all the right things on and off the pitch it can only put you in a positive light on the pitch as well."