Scott McTominay eyes Ronaldo’s international goal scoring record

Never mind Messi, worry about McT


Following a blistering streak of form, Scotland midfielder Scott McTominay is understood to have set his sights on breaking Cristiano Ronaldo’s international goalscoring record of 122 goals, Paddy Power News understands.

According to reports, close friends of McTominay have described Neymar’s 77 goals for Brazil as “a lacklustre effort” and Lewandowski’s 78 goals for Poland as “embarrassing” after the Man United stalwart scored four goals in his last two games for his country.

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 27: Scott McTominay of Manchester United celebrates with teammate Fred of Manchester United after scoring his team’s third goal during the UEFA Europa League round of 32 second leg match between Manchester United and Club Brugge at Old Trafford on February 27, 2020 in Manchester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

The man they call  McSauce hopes to sustain this form for the Tartan Army going forward and plans to dismantle the existing top 10 international goal scorers without breaking a sweat.

“Forget all that talk about Haaland and Mbappe being the next big thing, McSauce is the real deal and the rightful heir to any crown passed down from Ronaldo or Messi,” an acquaintance of the 26 year old stated shortly  before being breathalysed.

“He’s not been able to shine over the last few seasons, playing in a deeper role and carrying the burden of Fred.

“Did you know Fred hasn’t even scored for Brazil, by the way? What a fraud.”

And the Scottish goal-machine’s ambitions are not limited to the international scene our source explained.

“It’s plain for everybody to see that Scott is the deadliest forward going in the last week or so, so he should be starting ahead of Wout Weghorst, Anthony Martial and even Marcus Rashford for United.”

Indeed, rumours coming from Old Trafford suggest the club has ended all interest in Spurs striker Harry Kane under the belief that their number 39 will prove to be the better long-term solution to their striker woes.

AL KHOR, QATAR – DECEMBER 10: A dejected Harry Kane of England reacts after his team is knocked out of the World Cup during the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 quarter final match between England and France at Al Bayt Stadium on December 10, 2022 in Al Khor, Qatar. (Photo by James Williamson – AMA/Getty Images)

Having been linked with the England captain Kane for a number of seasons, there is a feeling amongst the United hierarchy that the highly respected player took too long to break the Spurs and England goalscoring records, and that McTominay would have done it in half the time given the opportunity.

“Scott has all the attributes to be a United great and could lead the line for the next ten years if you ask me” confirmed an Old Trafford insider.

“The board are preparing to offer him a bumper new £500,000 per week deal in a bid to not only tie him down long-term, but fend off any interest from Real Madrid who are rumoured to be looking at him as a successor to Karim Benzema.

“The expectation around the club is come 2030, there will be a statue of McTominay outside of the ground alongside Sir Alex Ferguson, George Best, Bobby Charlton and Denis Law.”

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