Manchester United Football Club are suddenly up to fifth in the Premier League table. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer can now smell the top four, though he’ll undoubtedly be wondering ‘what if’ in regards to the poor points this side has dropped recently. Many thought that last night, Burnley away would be even tougher due to the fact that Scott McTominay missed the game due to injury. In fact, the Reds pulled together and did a professional job on Sean Dyche’s side.
After the game, us fans were craving for an update in regards to McTominay and Solskjaer duly delivered. The Norweigan added that we won’t see the 23-year-old midfielder over the next couple of weeks, before adding that it ‘might’ be three or four.
“I wouldn’t expect him to be back in the next couple of weeks. I don’t think we’ll see him.” Solskjaer is quoted as saying by Sky Sports.
“He has proven before that if you give him three weeks he’s back in two! So, I don’t know. It might be three or four weeks. We’ve just got to find a way through it.”
In terms of fixtures that McTominay would miss, it honestly couldn’t have gone any worse for the Red Devils. Over that period, United take on both Wolves and Manchester City in cup competitions, while they also take on Liverpool in the Premier League.
I guess we have to be somewhat grateful. When we first heard the news that McTominay was suffering from ligament damage, it could well have been season over. At least we’ll now see him back out on the field this term – and much sooner than we all thought.
Having Scott McTominay injured is a massive blow, though United will be hoping that others can now step up in his absence.
Get well soon, Scott!