The initial signs don’t look good for Scotland international Scott McTominay after the Manchester United midfielder picked up a Boxing Day injury.

McTominay has been influential for the Red Devils this season. He’s featured in every Premier League he’s been available for, becoming an ever-present player in the United engine room.

He’s taken a knock. (Photo by PAUL ELLIS/AFP via Getty Images)

He had just gotten over an ankle injury that ruled him out of Scotland’s last two games against Cyprus and Kazakhstan. Now more time on the sidelines looks like a guarantee.

 Seen leaving Old Trafford on crutches

During the 4-1 Boxing Day win for Manchester United over Newcastle, there was gloom for the Scotland international. He was replaced at half time following a challenge with Matty Longstaff.

Speaking to the BBC, Red Devils boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer didn’t sound too positive about the midfielder’s situation: “He’s done his knee ligaments probably. “I don’t know how bad. trip to Burnley. The boy has got the biggest heart and we’ve seen him heal quickly before.”

Big blow. (Photo by Matthew Peters/Manchester United via Getty Images)

McTominay was also seen leaving Old Trafford on crutches according to the report. He missed United’s clash with Burnley yesterday, in which they won 2-0.

The Scotland midfielder has played in 21 games across all competitions this season for United. They’ll hope serious ligament damage that could spell the end of McTominay’s season is a distant reality. Scotland will have their fingers crossed too as the Euro 2020 play-offs loom.

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