Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has eased Scotland fears surrounding Manchester United midfielder Scott McTominay as he looks set to return to action against Chelsea.

The battler has been immense at Old Trafford this season, scoring seven goals from midfield as Manchester United enjoy a decent season under manager Solskjaer. But McTominay has been unavailable for two matches ahead of a huge weekend battle with Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.

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McTominay may return. (Photo by Ash Donelon/Manchester United via Getty Images)

He has struggled with various knocks this month, including a stomach bug, and was replaced after 60 minutes in last week’s Europa League round of 32 first leg match with Real Sociedad. McTominay had been put down as a doubt before the game.

Scotland’s centre-back then missed the Premier League match with Newcastle United last weekend and Thursday’s Europa League return leg with the Spanish side. But he could return this Sunday.

Solskjaer confirmed the news after the 0-0 draw with Real Sociedad, Scotland returning to action next month in World Cup qualifying: “Scott, Donny, Edinson we hope they can be available for the weekend.

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Could feature against Chelsea. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

“We are a group that are very tight together. You come in, your work every day, you have a few setbacks and knocks. We want to go further but when you have failed before you want to do better. The culture is really improving and we’ve got some fantastic players and fantastic coaches.

“Now until the international break, I think we have six or seven games – we have Chelsea, Leicester and West Ham – all important games, so these three weeks now are going to be massive for us. But confidence is good and hopefully we will get a few players back in.”

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