Scott McTominay queuing for two-month return knee injury while Manchester United hosts Watford, confirms Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
- Scott McTominay has been injured on his knee since Boxing Day
- He will give Manchester United an important fitness boost this weekend
- The midfielder resumed training during the warm weather stop of the club in Marbella
Scott McTominay was able to return to the Manchester United squad on Sunday for the first time in two months against Watford in Old Trafford.
The midfielder of Scotland is out of action since he sustained a knee injury against Newcastle on Boxing Day.
The absence of McTominay has hit United even harder because it coincided with the long-term injury discharge of Paul Pogba.
Scott McTominay was able to return to the Manchester United team for Watford this weekend
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United relied heavily on Fred, Nemanja Matic and Andreas Pereira in defensive midfield positions, but manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer confirmed that McTominay could be back in the team against Watford after resuming training during the warm weather stop in Marbella last week.
“I think he’s in the team,” said Solskjaer after United’s 1-1 Europa League match in Bruges. “He had a day off today so let’s see what tomorrow is like.
“He is a physical specimen. He is a leader, he never shakes a tackle and he takes everyone with him. He can sit with Nemanja or Fred, or he can be one of the runners in midfield.
McTominay has not been seen since the Old Trafford on Boxing Day beat Newcastle
‘We talked about that today, that we don’t have that many runs past the rush hour. He used to be a striker, so he was used to being in the box. “
United wants to avenge a 2-0 defeat against Watford on Vicarage Road before Christmas, one of a number of defeats for teams in the lower half of the table.
“That was a very disappointing game,” Solskjaer added. “We should have won it. We gave them their two goals and had chances to get rid of ourselves, but you can’t win games if you don’t take your chances. “
The Scotland international returned to training during last week’s training camp in Marbella