Scott McTominay could make his comeback from injury when Manchester United host Watford on Sunday, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has revealed.
The central midfielder has been out of action since picking up a ligament problem during our Boxing Day win over Newcastle United, but the manager has given some good news regarding McTominay’s potential involvement against the Hornets.
“I think he might be in the squad,”
said Solskjaer at his pre-match press conference, which was held in Belgium following the Reds’ 1-1 draw with Club Brugge.
“Scott had a rest day today, so let’s see how he is tomorrow.”
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McTominay has missed our last 13 matches in all competitions, although his return could come sooner than first anticipated. Solskjaer cited the Scotland international’s key defensive and attacking attributes and said he will provide an all-round boost to the side when he does step out on to the pitch again.
“I’m not surprised [he’s back so soon] because that’s the type he is,”
“He’s a physical specimen, he’s a leader. He never shirks a tackle and he brings everyone with him. He can sit with Nemanja [Matic] and Fred or he could be one of the runners in midfield.
“Talking about that here today, we don’t really make enough runs past the striker. Scott used to be a striker so he’s used to being in the box.”