Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has confirmed that midfielder Scott McTominay suffered knee ligament damage during the 4-1 win against Newcastle yesterday:
“He’s done his ligament in the knee, probably. I don’t know how bad it is, so let’s see. The boy has got the biggest heart of the lot, he played until half-time and you stiffen up after. We might have to find out tomorrow to see how it is”.
The Scottish international picked up the problem during a challenge with Matty Longstaff in the second minute before being replaced by Paul Pogba at half time.
Fans on Twitter are frustrated by McTominay’s latest injury setback and are hoping he makes a speedy recovery:
Don't Do this to me man… We just Had Pogba Ffs 😭😭😭😭
— Philzy (@Philzyutd) December 26, 2019
Midfield cover is needed. Like, badly
— UTFR 🔴🏴 (@alexiszyn) December 26, 2019
— Ryan Voutt (@ryanvoutt) December 26, 2019
Cheers, sons crying
— Jack Knight (@JackKnight231) December 26, 2019
Noooo not good
— Quin Thomas (@quin_quinlan) December 26, 2019
We only get pogba back & then this 🙄
— one red (@Ericeor1) December 26, 2019
sign a midfielder in January then
— Z. (@BigDaveSave) December 26, 2019
Ffs we need midfielders
— Mikel_Chuks (@MikelChuks3) December 26, 2019
Matic incoming 🤦🏾♂️
— Cantona's collar (@terrykingkapa) December 26, 2019
A DM needed asap
— @Alhaji_Musah (@Alhaji_Musah7) December 26, 2019
McTominay is expected to have further examinations to determine how long he is out for. The 23-year-old left Old Trafford on crutches last night so it’s unlikely he’ll be playing any time soon.
United’s injury situation has, in general, been clearing up with only five players currently on the treatment table ahead of the game against Burnley at Turf Moor tomorrow night.
McTominay has, however, been a key player for Solskjaer this season and he will be missed if he is sidelined for a while.