Scott McTominay has hailed the work of the Manchester United medical staff as the Scotland midfielder aims for full fitness.
McTominay hasn’t featured for the Red Devils since Boxing Day. He has been sidelined with a ligament issue after taking a knock against Newcastle.
In an interview with Manchester United’s website, McTominay has hailed the treatment he has received from the Old Trafford medical department.
“Yeah, I have been working with Dave – or Binners, as we call him – and he has been top drawer,” said the Scots midfielder. “He has been anything that I have needed. He has just got me out of the house and stuff like that. Anything that I have ever wanted, he has been there and obviously through my recovery he has been an absolute blessing.
“He has been top drawer. All of the other physios, masseurs and the fitness coaches – Mike Clegg, Charlie as well – and obviously the manager and coaching staff as well. They have all helped me a lot.
“They have been there when it has been not so easy, when you’re feeling a little down in the dumps because you can’t play. But that is football. You have to be mentally strong, I feel like I am, and hopefully it will be nice to get some minutes, or a lot of game time, towards the end of the season.”
With Scotland’s Euro play-off matches coming up in March, this will be a big boost for Scots boss Steve Clarke. When fit, McTominay is a big part of his midfield plans.
Manchester United return to action next Monday when they face Chelsea. It remains to be seen whether or not McTominay wins his fitness race in order to feature in that match.
Scotland will take on Israel in the Euro play-offs next month. The winner of that tie will then play either Norway or Serbia for a place in this summer’s Euro 2020 competition.
McTominay will surely be eager to feature in a potentially historic couple of fixtures for his national side.