Yesterday evening, we covered a story from ManUtd.com showing Scott McTominay back in training, though he was doing some work alone rather than putting in the effort with the rest of the squad.
This morning, we were woken up to some brilliant news. Again, from the official website. In an exclusive interview with McTominay, they state that the key midfielder is ‘close’ to a return from injury, while the 24-year-old hopes to be in full training by the end of the week.
After picking up a rather serious-looking injury on Boxing Day, I personally feared that we may not see McTominay again. However, the fact that he’s already to return less than two full months later is absolutely insane.
When asked about his fitness, McTominay eloquently said:
“Yeah it has been going well. Obviously, it is never nice watching football matches when you have been playing, you want to be involved and you want to be helping the team as well.”
“It is difficult, you know, but you have to find your way through it mentally more than physically sometimes. It is challenging, obviously, from my first proper injury. You need to have all of the right people around you, which I do, and that has been massively beneficial towards my recovery and obviously I want to be taking some part in the sessions towards the end of the week.”
“We will just see where we go from there. So we are just going to do whatever we can to make sure I am back on the pitch as soon as possible.”
I’ve said it in an earlier article, but I don’t think it’s a stretch to say that at the time of his injury, McTominay was playing at an extremely high level and I had him down as my frontrunner to win United’s Player of the Year award.
Marcus Rashford has probably overtaken him in that regard, though he’s now out injured so right now it’s tough to work out who’ll eventually come up trumps.
Anyway, it’s great that McTominay hopes to be in full training by the end of this week. Unfortunately, it doesn’t look like he’ll be ready to feature against Chelsea this weekend which would have been brilliant. Perhaps a spot on the bench is a viable possibility the week later, as he works his way up to full fitness over the next month or so.
Welcome back, Scott!