Manchester United and Scotland midfielder Scott McTominay will have a spell in the medical room after an operation on a groin problem.

Scotland head coach Steve Clarke confirmed in his squad announcement for September’s World Cup 2022 qualifiers against Denmark, Moldova and Austria this week that the Manchester United man would be missing. McTominay started the opening English Premier League game of the season against Leeds United with the issue.

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Scott McTominay has undergone surgery. (Photo by Matthew Peters/Manchester United via Getty Images)

But now a decision has been taken to get the injury sorted and McTominay has undergone surgery this week. It means he will be missing Manchester United and Scotland matches for a period of time.

He said: “Just to let you all know I’ve had minor surgery on an issue which has needed managing for the last couple of months. I hate missing games so to be missing Wolves on the weekend and the international break is so disappointing but that’s part & parcel of the game. Wishing all the boys the best of luck and I will be back sooner than you think.”

It’s a blow for Clarke, who signed a new deal as Scotland Head coach this week. On the three games ahead, he said: “We have made a solid start to the World Cup qualifiers and we are looking to take the experience of tournament football at Euro 2020 into the forthcoming games and to remain in contention for Qatar 2022 after the next triple-header.”

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