Scotland’s Scott McTominay has impressed on his return to training for Manchester United, says manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer ahead of the October World Cup 2022 qualifiers.

McTominay missed September’s World Cup qualifiers against Denmark, Moldova and Austria due to a small groin operation. The Manchester United man is now in a race to be fit for Scotland’s October matches against Israel and Faroe Islands, head coach Steve Clarke’s side sitting second in Group F.

Manchester United Training Session

McTominay is back in full training for United. (Photo by Ash Donelon/Manchester United via Getty Images)

Victory over Israel would mean that wins over Faroe Islands and Moldova should all but secure a play-off spot for the chance to go to the World Cup in Qatar next year. Clarke was without a raft of players for the September internationals, including Manchester United man McTominay.

Greg Taylor, James Forrest, Kevin Nisbet, John McGinn, Nathan Patterson, Stephen O’Donnell, Kenny McLean and Ryan Fraser all missed at least one game, with some missing all three. Solskjaer says McTominay has returned to full training alongside teammate Alex Telles and will need a ‘few’ more sessions to become available for selection.

He said (MUFC): “Scott and Alex have joined in training fully. They look good. Of course we need to have them go through a few sessions before we can consider if they’re going to be available.”

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