Barton, who has one England cap to his name, claimed that McTominay's decision could have had more to do with a lack of ambition than a burning desire to represent Scotland but went on to give the youngster the benefit of the doubt.
"He has now played already, I don't know, seven or eight 90 minutes - he's not played five or ten minutes - in every competition".
McLeish then met with the player at United's Carrington training complex on Thursday to persuade him to choose Scotland.
You can always rely on Barton for a controversial reaction to a football story; however, there might be England fans out there nodding along with the former Manchester City and Newcastle United star.
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He made his senior debut against Arsenal in May and has played 17 games, including starting the past three.
"Who will I support in the World Cup qualifiers?"
"Maybe I felt that a little bit - you have to do something in the game, you have to create, you have to score, you have to show you're a good passer".
McLeish will name his first team since being appointed last month, for friendlies against Costa Rica and Hungary.
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"He's somebody who is going to play for the team, he's got the superstars around him and sometimes you need somebody to do that extra bit of work and be a real team player". He's a fantastic young player and it's great for us as a country.
Scotland have not qualified for a major global tournament since the 1998 World Cup, while England have reached every event since, except Euro 2008.
The Irish Times cited a September 2016 interview with the club website, in which Scott McTominay said that he felt more Scottish than English. Speaking to MUTV, he said: "Because it looks like England is missing him, if I was Alex McLeish, the first thing I would do would be to come to me".
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