Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer admits he is unsure of the severity of the knee injury sustained by midfielder Scott McTominay in the club’s 4-1 victory over Newcastle on Boxing Day.
An otherwise pleasing evening from Manchester United at Old Trafford was dampened somewhat by McTominay’s injury, the 23-year-old seemingly picking up the problem early on after making a block tackle on Matty Longstaff before being substituted at half-time.
The Scotland international was seen leaving Old Trafford on crutches and is now a huge doubt for the club’s weekend clash with Burnley and trip to face Arsenal on New Year’s Day, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer claiming the midfielder has suffered knee ligament damage.
Solskjaer admits he is unsure of the severity of the injury, but refused to rule out the midfielder for their coming fixtures after seeing the player battle on until half-time with the problem.
“He’s done his ligament in his knee, probably. We don’t know how bad it is, so let’s see,” Solskjaer said in his post match press conference.
“The boy has got the biggest heart of the lot. He played until half-time but we know when they stiffen up after. We’ll have to find out tomorrow, how he is.
“You see the attitude of the kid, of everyone, in the beginning of the game. I’m not sure if he’ll be ready for Saturday [against Burnley]. Probably not, but we’ve seen him recover before.”
United will look to continue their momentum from the victory over Newcastle when they travel to Turf Moor on Saturday evening, the club currently four points adrift of fourth-placed Chelsea in the race to secure Champions League qualification.