Scott McTominay.

Why McTominay had to be substituted

Saturday 30 January 2021 19:33

Scott McTominay was withdrawn during the first half of Manchester United's Premier League draw at Arsenal.

The Scotland international started the contest well, and looked assured in a defensive midfield role alongside Fred. 

However, as the half wore on, it became clear he was struggling and he required treatment at one stage.

Utimately, Scott was replaced by Anthony Martial in the 37th minute, with Paul Pogba moving into a central midfield position.

We discovered during the interval that the problem was stomach cramp, and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer told us afterwards: "It was his stomach, maybe the food in the hotel but whatever it was, he struggled. So we had to take him off."

Consequently, we hope the illness is not too severe and he will be available for our next Premier League outing - at home to Southampton on Tuesday night at Old Trafford.

McTominay has been a vital cog in the Reds' machine and, with the fixtures still piling up, Ole will not want to be missing the Academy product.