Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has provided a pretty devastating blow for Scotland and Manchester United by conforming Scott McTominay is set to miss a lot of action.
The Red Devils midfielder was substituted against Newcastle recently with suspected knee ligament damage. It’s damage was unknown, but initial signs were positive.
Now they’ve been given a timescale for the injury and it doesn’t read well for either Scotland or Manchester United.
Speaking to the Daily Record (page 63, 03/01/19), Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has said McTominay will be missing for a while: “Scott will be out for a few months and that is a big blow. He has been magnificent.”
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Steve Clarke will be left with his head in hands following this news. It appears as if McTominay is now locked in a race to be fit for March’s Euro 2020-play-offs, which could send Scotland to their first major tournament since 1998.
He’s already going to have to prepare for potentially missing two more EPL stars in John McGinn and Kieran Tierney. McGinn’s currently recovering from a fractured ankle whilst Arsenal’s Tierney just has shoulder surgery.
For United it’s a cruel blow too. Solskjaer has made McTominay the heartbeat of his Old Trafford midfield and losing him for a sustained period of time is a blow. He’ll miss vital games against the likes of Manchester City and Liverpool. The Europa League round of 32 will also likely be too soon for him.
It’s disappointing news for everyone involved as McTominay’s 2019/20 momentum is halted.