Manchester United are hopeful that Scotland star Scott McTominay’s fitness concern isn’t a major one after he was forced off against Arsenal on Saturday night.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side drew 0-0 at the Emirates as Premier League title ambitions at Manchester United took a further hit following a defeat to Sheffield United midweek and Manchester City stretching their advantage with wins.

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Thomas Partey of Arsenal passes the ball under pressure from Scott McTominay during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Manchester United at Emirates Stadium on January 30, 2021 in London, England. (Photo by David Price/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

McTominay started against the Gunners but was forced off eight minutes from half time in serious discomfort. The Scotland star is key to the pressing game at the Red Devils but had to exit play.

He left clutching his midriff, although he appeared to be struggling with this same problem early doors in this match. The likes of Thomas Partey in the Arsenal midfield were able to ease past him such, was McTominay’s discomfort.

The Scotland star even took a pill early in this game to try and get him through things but this was clearly unsuccessful. Manchester United have now released a statement, stating that stomach cramps forced McTominay off.

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Off he went with stomach cramps. (Photo by Matthew Peters/Manchester United via Getty Images)

But the Scotland man should be ok for the midweek encounter with Southampton: “We discovered during the interval that the problem was stomach cramp. Consequently, we hope the illness is not too severe and he will be available for our next Premier League outing – at home to Southampton on Tuesday night at Old Trafford.”

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