Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has confirmed that Scott McTominay is still at least two weeks away from returning from an ankle injury.
The 22-year-old picked up the problem in the closing stages of the 3-1 win over Brighton before the international break, and it seems he could be out until the Manchester derby on December 7th.
Fans on Twitter are frustrated with this latest injury setback:
It's like we are cursed😭
— TiaLi (@TiaLi9697) November 22, 2019
This is just sad.
— Davidson™ (@Dahveydson) November 22, 2019
— Billionaire boy🙏💰💰 (@matt24life) November 22, 2019
😟 Get well soon Scotty.
— Tosin Akingba™ (@venusakingba) November 22, 2019
Problems of including our key players against poor team in europa… thats the outcome
— Regan (@HostmostRegan) November 22, 2019
We are in another injury crisis,who would have thought
— NV (@nv__97) November 22, 2019
When the team is getting better , that’s when u see key players getting injury, are we curse 😢
— Esther Oppong (@EstherO92289152) November 22, 2019
We have garney or freddy or jona can play cdm or pogbay will be back so its fine
— Daniel Grant (@DanielGrant92) November 22, 2019
Don’t play Matic
— Dyl (@UtdDyl) November 22, 2019
— Kristie (@hypothesa) November 22, 2019
One piece of good news for United is that Nemanja Matic is back in contention to play this weekend after recovering from a knock that has kept him out of action since earlier October.
Still, McTominay’s injury will come as a blow to Solskjaer, who has relied on the Scottish international’s energy and mobility in the centre of the pitch since the beginning of the season.
The midfielder has started all twelve league games so far this campaign, scoring three goals and providing one assist.