Scott McTominay.

Ole's update on McTominay and Shaw

Sunday 20 December 2020 20:17

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was asked for an update on the fitness of Scott McTominay and Luke Shaw after both players were forced off during the 6-2 victory over Leeds United.

McTominay scored twice, and provided an assist for Daniel James, during an all-action display, but was unable to complete the game, limping off holding his groin in injury time to leave the Reds down to 10 men for the final seconds, having made all three substitutions.

Shaw was the first of those changes, making way for Alex Telles around the hour-mark and heading straight for the dressing room.

Ole’s press conference Video

Ole’s press conference

The boss discussed Daniel James, injuries and our upcoming quarter-final with Everton, in his post-match media briefing…

It would appear that both could miss the midweek Carabao Cup quarter-final at Everton, as the Reds look to knock out the in-form Toffees in front of 2,000 of their own fans at Goodison Park on Wednesday.

When asked if they were doubts, he replied: "Yeah, I would think so. Luke has been ill for a few days and was only passed fit this morning. He didn't train yesterday.

"Scott, it seemed like a groin issue. I don't know. Hopefully, it won't be too long as he's not had any muscle injuries before. But I don't know how quickly he will recover."

The boss is having to carefully manage the workload of his squad due to the hectic fixture schedule - following the Everton clash, our next Premier League assignment is at second-placed Leicester City on Boxing Day.

At least Edinson Cavani made his return from a groin problem, coming off the bench and almost getting on the scoresheet when forcing a save out of Illan Meslier in the closing stages.