Manchester United have revealed Scott McTominay will miss the trip to Wolves on Sunday having undergone surgery on his groin after playing with pain in recent months.
This week McTominay was left out of Scotland’s national squad for the World Cup qualifiers next month and on Thursday his club provided an update on his fitness.
A statement on the club’s website read: “Scott has undergone surgery for an ongoing groin injury that was causing significant pain when playing. Having tried all other treatment options in pre-season, surgery was deemed necessary to resolve the issue. We hope to have him back soon.”
McTominay started United’s opening match of the season, the 5-1 win against Leeds, but he was restricted to a cameo role in their 1-1 draw at Southampton last weekend. The 24-year-old midfielder expressed frustration at missing the upcoming Premier League match at Molineux and Scotland’s fixtures with Denmark, Moldova and Austria but he promised to be back soon.
He said on Instagram: “Just to let you all know I’ve had minor surgery on an issue which has needed managing for the last couple of months. I hate missing games so to be missing Wolves on the weekend and the international break is so disappointing but that’s part and parcel of the game. Wishing all the boys the best of luck and I will be back sooner than you think.”