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Photo: Manchester United midfielder has operation after injury and sends message to fans

Manchester United midfielder Scott McTominay has undergone surgery on a lingering groin injury.

McTominay was left out of Scotland’s squad for the forthcoming international break.

Earlier this week, their manager Steve Clarke had hinted that United were about to take action to get the issue resolved.

And McTominay has posted a message on Instagram to United fans, confirming that the procedure had gone well.

United also released a club statement on the news, which 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.”

It is not quite clear how long the midfielder will be out for, but he will miss this Sunday’s clash with Wolves.

McTominay was positive in his message there that he will not be out for an extended period of time and is clearly keen to return as soon as possible.

Manchester United v Everton - Pre-season Friendly
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Another United player sorts lingering issue

McTominay’s situation has echoes of Marcus Rashford’s. Both players have tried to play through the pain but have had to undergo surgery.

The midfielder was back in pre-season training three weeks ago but only played 20 minutes in those friendlies.

Would it have been better for him to get the problem sorted before the start of the season, allowing him time to recover now?

We won’t know for sure, and it seems Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wanted him available to physically dominate Leeds on the opening weekend of the season.

He did exactly that, but his absence was keenly felt at Southampton on Sunday, where he was only fit to come off the bench and United will have to play better without him at Molineux on Sunday.

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