We knew United would miss Scott McTominay the moment he got injured. But we didn’t realise it would be quite this bad.

To be fair Nemanja Matic has done really well in McTominay’s absence at times, but United do not look the same without the marauding Scot in midfield.

The 23-year-old is hoping to be back from his knee injury soon. In just one month’s time.

The Telegraph report McTominay is eyeing a return in the third week of February.

This would make a return date possibly Watford at home in the Premier League on February 23, or the Europa League last 16 second leg with Club Brugge at Old Trafford on the 27th.

 

It might be a stretch for McTominay to make the first leg in Belgium on February 20.

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Do not rush

This is a more optimistic forecast than a day earlier when Scotland international boss Steve Clarke simply said he hoped McTominay would be available for their fixtures in March [MEN].

The report sounds very optimistic considering Simon Peach of PA reported McTominay was still seen using crutches on Wednesday night.

United need a bit of good news at the moment so we will take the reason for optimism, but it will be short lived if it seems McTominay has rushed back.

McTominay playing through injury led to his knee problem being exacerbated and after the Rashford situation, United’s medical staff will surely not want to take any risks.

Teammate Paul Pogba is projected for a return in mid-February too by PremierInjuries.com – but when agent Mino Raiola was asked about his fitness, he said he had no idea when the Frenchman would be back, The Telegraph claim.

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