MANCHESTER UNITED midfielder Scott McTominay has called off from tonight’s friendly international against Hungary in Budapest.

The youngster withdrew from the travelling squad along with Newcastle winger Matt Ritchie and Norrwich City centre-half Grant Hanley.

Scotland boss Alex McLeish started all three in Friday night’s 1-0 defeat from Costa Rica at Hampden in his comeback game.

McTominay made his international debut against the Central Americans, but would still be eligible to play for England, the country of his birth, because his first appearance was not in a competitive fixture.

However, Big Eck insisted he has no fears over the talented 21-year-old’s Scotland future.

The player reported a calf injury to the national team’s medical staff on Sunday and was sent back to Old Trafford for treatment.

McLeish said: “I spoke to Scott on Sunday night and he was gutted he was missing this game. He said it was disappointing.

“He loved the experience on Friday night and he was itching to be involved in Budapest. He wants to give everything he can to Scotland.”

The Scots gaffer has decided not to call up replacements for the injured trio.

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Acclaimed author Alex Gordon wrote the biography of Scotland international legend Denis Law, entitled 'King and Country'. He is a former columnist with World Soccer magazine and Scottish correspondent of respected European journal L'Equipe.

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