Manchester United fear Scott McTominay could be out for four weeks with suspected ankle ligament damage

Scott McTominay had to be stretchered off against Brighton
needed to be stretchered off in opposition to Brighton (Picture: Getty)

Manchester United fear midfielder Scott McTominay could be out till mid-December after preliminary scans on the Scot’s ankle damage.

The 22-year-old was taken off within the dying phases of United’s win at Old Trafford after injuring his ankle and, although he initially was in a position to make his technique to the sidelines with out assist, he finally required a stretcher to depart the sector.

McTominay was a doubt for the sport in opposition to the Seagulls after injuring his foot in Thursday’s 3-Zero win in opposition to Partizan Belgrade and solely has performed extra minutes than the midfielder this time period.

The Scot underwent a scan on the ankle at present however the vital swelling on the ankle means United require a second examination within the subsequent 72 hours.

Only Harry Maguire has managed more minutes than McTominay this term
Only Harry Maguire has managed extra minutes than McTominay this time period (Picture: Getty)

Nevertheless, sources have advised that the membership fear after McTominay could miss round four weeks of motion after an preliminary prognosis.



McTominay was in a position to go away Old Trafford with out help after the sport however employees have since ordered him to put on a protecting boot and to restrict weight-bearing for the rest of the week.

A month out would see McTominay miss fixtures in opposition to Sheffield United, Aston Villa, Astana,Tottenham and Manchester City.

Sunday’s win means United have gained 5 of their final six matches and McTominay has been an influential determine within the run.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer admitted after the sport that it was a major blow to lose the midfielder, although he hoped it could solely be a ‘few weeks’.

‘He went over on his ankle. It’s a painful one,’ mentioned Solskjaer.

‘I’ve had one and I used to be out for eight weeks. But then once more generally you’re again in two weeks, so I don’t know.

‘He’s in for a scan tomorrow, but it surely appeared painful and he’s not one for rolling round’.

McTominay had been attributable to meet up with the Scotland squad at present as they put together for Euro 2020 qualifiers in opposition to Cyprus and Kazakhstan however the midfielder will now pull out of the squad.

United have already been involved with Scotland to make them conscious of the state of affairs.

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