Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has confirmed that Scott McTominay will miss tonight’s Europa League match against Real Sociedad.
Ahead of the second leg of the tie, the Manchester United boss confirmed that the Scotland international will miss the game, as will his teammates Edison Cavani and Donny van de Beek.
“Still not trained enough”
“They’re still out. Still not trained enough or joined in. So it will be, more or less, the same squad that played at Newcastle” he said (official Manchester United website).
McTominay got injured in the first leg of the tie against Sociedad, which United won 4-0. He missed the recent win over Newcastle as a result, and his absence is now stretching to two games.
Been in excellent form this season
McTominay’s absence is a bit of a blow, as he has been in excellent form this season. The 24-year-old has scored seven goals, and seems to be on target for double figures, which would be an excellent goal return.
His absence won’t really be felt in tonight’s game. United have already done enough to reach the next round of the Europa League, and he may not have started the game if he was fit.
However, the Manchester United manager will be hoping that the player can play some part against Chelsea on Sunday.
That looks set to be a big game in United’s battle to stay in the top four, and it is a game that McTominay would be a likely starter in if he was fit. However, only time will tell if he recovers in time to make the starting line-up.