Manchester United midfielder Scott McTominay has returned to training during the club’s mid-season training camp in Dubai.
The 23-year-old has been out since Boxing Day after injuring his knee in the opening minutes of the 4-1 win over Newcastle at Old Trafford.
Fans on Twitter are hoping that McTominay will be available when the Red Devils face Chelsea at Stamford Bridge after the winter break:
Now that is good news
— Lee (@LeeWilkinson23) 9 February 2020
the don!!!!! 🐐
— Jo (@YorkieRed_Jojo) 9 February 2020
Great to see because he's been a massive loss
— 🅿️🅰️ (@patrickmu99) 9 February 2020
Good news! Bring on the blues. 😇❤🔴
— PrinceAlex (@_theprincealex) 9 February 2020
yaaay!major boost to our squad!
— Vishnu Vipin (@drvvraiims) 9 February 2020
Kante ain't ready
— Vatsal Muchhala (@VatsalMuchhala) 9 February 2020
@robjames182 want some McSauce with your chips?…
— Krys. T. Uhn (@KAK_Tweets) 9 February 2020
Will be good to see Fred , Mctominay and Bruno in the midfield.
— Ajay (@AJChordia) 10 February 2020
Which means… Bruno no10 incoming against Chelsea
— Tom Bennett (@TomBenn55558209) 9 February 2020
Yes yes yes
— Michael OJ. (@mrmicheal_) 9 February 2020
Hopefully he's not been rushed
— Marcel Abbott🇾🇪 (@MarcelAbbott_) 9 February 2020
Big big miss, start next game him matic and bruno
— DevilsVoice👹 (@DevilsVoice_) 9 February 2020
With McTominay having been out for the best part of six weeks, it would be a big surprise if he was involved from the start against Chelsea next Monday.
Nemanja Matic will return from suspension for the game, and he will likely come back into the starting line up alongside Fred and Bruno Fernandes for the game, allowing the £68m signing to play in a more familiar advanced role
Even so, McTominay swift return to fitness will be a massive positive for manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as United head into some important fixtures over the coming weeks.