There’s good news for Manchester United and Scotland as a report has claimed that the midfielder could be back from injury in early March (Daily Record).

That would be just in time for Scotland’s crucial Euro 2020 play-off matches against Israel and potentially Norway or Serbia. He injured his knee ligaments on Boxing Day during United’s match with Newcastle.

The Manchester United enforcer could be back earlier than expected. (Photo by Robbie Jay Barratt – AMA/Getty Images)

It looked set to rule him out until well into the spring. The Red Devil could be back much sharper than that though.

Early March return date

The report suggests that United’s medical staff are hopeful that McTominay could be back in training by early March. Whilst his knee did have swelling earlier this week and he was in crutches, they still think that target is achievable.

Both Steve Clarke and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will be delighted with this news. Solskjaer will be keen for his big midfielder to return whilst Clarke will be thankful for more options, with John McGinn and Kieran Tierney already looking like doubts ahead of the play-offs.

A big player for club and country. (Photo by John Peters/Manchester United via Getty Images)

McTominay has made himself a mainstay in both Manchester United and Scotland starting XI’s this term. He’s played every league game he’s been available for whilst Clarke has made the Red Devil his midfield anchor.

This is certainly good news for both the Old Trafford faithful and the Tartan Army.

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