There were fears lingering that his season could be over- but Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has provided a big boost on the fitness of Scott McTominay.
The Scotland midfielder was seen leaving Old Trafford in crutches after a Boxing Day win over Newcastle. Solskjaer said he had suffered knee ligament damage, an injury which has ended many a player’s season.
In a recent update though, the Norwegian has provided positive signs. He says it’ll be a matter of weeks, not months McTominay is sidelined for.
“I don’t know if it’s three or four weeks. It might be something like this. We’ve just got to find a way through it,” Solskjaer told the BBC.
With knee ligament damage, Scotland were looking down the barrel of missing McTominay in March. Missing the influential United enforcer for crucial Euro 2020 play-offs against Israel and potentially Norway or Serbia would have been a huge blow.
Adding a McTominay injury on top of fitness races for other key stars like John McGinn and Kieran Tierney would have given Steve Clarke a headache. Thankfully, it doesn’t sounds as if it’s too serious.
He’ll still be a miss for United in the short-term. McTominay is set to miss big games in the next few weeks against the likes of Arsenal, Wolves, Manchester City and potentially Liverpool.
At least it doesn’t look as if he’ll miss the rest of 2019/20.