Scott McTominay is attracting an overwhelming amount of attention when it comes to making England's World Cup squad, as he looks set to snub Scotland.

Scott McTominay
Scott McTominay

Jose Mourinho believes that McTominay will chose the Three Lions over the Tartan Army, and punters are piling in on the Portuguese's prediction. The Manchester United midfielder is being backed to pick his native England over his father's home nation of Scotland, and is among the most popular picks to make the World Cup squad.

McTominay's man-marking of Eden Hazard and tidy performance in Sunday's show-down has seen him backed to make the plane. In total, 38% of all bets in the last 24 hours have been placed on McTominay to be included in Gareth Southgate's 23-man squad, ahead of England stalwarts in his position. To put that in perspective, that's including all 140+ players bookies have priced up to make the plane, despite being 10/1 to be included.

The likes of Dele Alli, Jordan Henderson, Jesse Lingard and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain are all fancied less than the United midfielder, with McTominay accounting for a substantial amount of bets in the last 24 hours.

Oddschecker spokesperson George Elek said: "We've seen a load of interest in McTominay being selected for the England squad, following his performances for United and despite being touted for a Scotland call up. The ambitious midfielder would surely want to force his way into Southgate's reckoning having done so with Mourinho. England do boast Eric Dier and Jordan Henderson in that role though, and the England manager may be looking for someone with a bit more spark ahead of the World Cup."

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