Manchester United star Scott McTominay was injured against Real Madrid in their 2-0 loss to the Spanish side.

Goals from Jude Bellingham and Joselu were enough to give Los Galacticos the victory in Houston. The second was a particularly impressive strike, with Madrid’s new Spanish forward pulling off a fine spectacular effort.

It was a tough fixture for the Red Devils, which has proven that much more work is necessary in the transfer window, with a goal-scoring threat a must.

Not only was it a tough fixture mentally for United, it was also physically demanding which has led to two injuries. Kobbie Mainoo‘s looks awful, with the youngster leaving the stadium on crutches. The other is McTominay – who appears to have a problem with his knee.

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Scott McTominay’s injury could be bad…

McTominay was brought on during the second-half wave of substitutions, replacing Casemiro in the holding defensive-midfielder slot.

The Scotsman was fine all game but then appeared to look in some discomfort after the full-time whistle. He was down on the Houston turf needing treatment.

McTominay was captured following this incident walking around the stadium’s interior. He was asked how his knee was to which he replied, ‘It’s alright’.

Captured by The United Stand, the 26-year-old may have been telling a bit of a fib, as it’s clear to see that the midfielder walking gingerly after making the comment.

This could spell bad news for United if the injury is serious. The Red Devils are looking to ship McTominay out this summer.

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Scott McTominay injury could spell £40m problem

Erik ten Hag is looking to offload McTominay and he is wanted by Premier League rivals West Ham, with the Hammers looking to replace Declan Rice in midfield after his move to Arsenal.

United are reportedly holding out for £40m for him, but this could all change if McTominay was to be nursing a long-term injury.

This would have a knock-on effect as it could mean United won’t have funds for another midfielder in Sofyan Amrabat or in fact a striker in Rasmus Hojlund.

It’s been speculated that Scott is West Ham’s number one priority as a Rice replacement. So, let’s hope the injury isn’t serious and the deal can go ahead between the two sides.

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