Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says that Scotland international Scott McTominay may make an appearance for Manchester United this Sunday.
The midfielder hasn’t been seen on the pitch in 2020 due to a ligament problem he picked up against Newcastle on Boxing Day. Since then, McTominay has been recovering from that problem.
There’s good news now though as he looks set for a return to action. Manchester United manager Solskjaer has confirmed that an appearance may be made by McTominay during tomorrow’s clash with Watford as the Norwegian identified some of the enforcer’s key traits.
He told Sky Sports: “He had a rest day on [Thursday], so let’s see how he is [on Friday]. I’ve not been surprised [by how quickly McTominay has recovered] because that’s the type that he is.
“He is a physical specimen, he’s a leader, he never shirks a tackle and he brings everyone with him.
It’ll be a welcome sight for Scotland boss Steve Clarke to see McTominay in action. The midfielder’s national side have a huge March coming up with at least one crucial fixture.
Should Scotland beat Israel on March 26th, they’ll go on to play Norway or Serbia for a place at this summer’s Euro 2020. Scotland’s last qualification for a major tournament came at the World Cup in 1998.
So far this term, McTominay has made 17 appearances with three goals in the Premier League. He’s been an important player for Solskjaer and he’ll be glad to have the Scotsman back.
For Clarke, it’s a big positive heading into his biggest month as Scotland boss so far.