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Now out. '1958, A personal account of that fateful year for Manchester United.' by Roy Cavanagh MBE. The print edition via Kindle via

"I read somewhere Sir Alex Ferguson was influential in McTominay's decision but the most influential guy will have been Jose Mourinho. Mourinho has a great affection for Scotland. He did his coaching badges at Largs and loved his time here. When he started at Chelsea I was at Derby and I met him at a reserve game - in the hamburger queue. I was watching the game with the Derby reserve team and I said to him, 'Don't you think you can come to England and beat Alex Ferguson. Mourinho replied, 'No chance, it's not him or the Scottish I want to beat - it's the English.' If the boy had said to Mourinho, 'Scotland or England?' I think Mourinho would have steered him down the Scotland route as he is so well disposed to Scotland. I believe Mourinho would also be supportive of him playing for Scotland. It's a massive coup for Alex McLeish to land McTominay for Scotland. Pipping England to get a player is just like beating them in a game."