Scott McTominay issues fitness update

Tuesday 16 November 2021 10:49

Scott McTominay says he has "recovered well" from the illness which ruled him out of two crucial World Cup qualification matches for Scotland.

The midfielder shared an update on his recovery via social media on Monday evening, prior to Scotland's clash with Denmark, and it's positive news for Manchester United.

Club football resumes this weekend as United travel to Watford in a Saturday Premier League fixture. With several injuries to key players already, the absence of McTominay would be a blow to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's squad.

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On Monday, the 25-year-old said: "Tough one to take not being available to help the boys this past week through not being well but I’ve recovered well and just want to wish the squad the best of luck for tonight."

McTominay has been a key part of Scotland's qualification campaign, scoring the all-important late match-winning goal against Israel in October. He had been called up to the squad again but was forced to pull out.

Victory against Moldova and Denmark saw McTominay's country secure a play-off spot. The two wins mean Steve Clarke's side will be seeded in the play-off draw, meaning they will play their semi-final on home turf.

As for United, the hope will be that McTominay can train throughout the week and regain full fitness for Saturday's trip down south.

As things stand, Raphael Varane and Paul Pogba are both unavailable for selection.

Edinson Cavani has been suffering with a tendon issue, meaning he wasn't selected for Uruguay, while Luke Shaw and Marcus Rashford did not take part in either of England's two games against Albania and San Marino.