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Scott McTominay to miss Wolves trip after ‘minor surgery’, Paul Pogba could be affected

Scott McTominay has announced that he will miss the Wolves vs Manchester United clash in the Premier League this weekend due to an injury.

The Scotland international claimed that he had played through pains for months but thought it was the right time to carry out what he described as ‘minor surgery’.

McTominay, who started United’s opening game against Leeds United last two weekends, came in as a late substitute against Southampton last weekend.

Many fans questioned Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s decision to drop the Scot on the bench to work with Nemanja Matic and Fred in the midfield. The Norwegian, minutes before the game, then revealed the 23-year-old suffered an injury whilst on training, hence justifying his midfield decision.

The Man United academy graduate took to Instagram to announce that he has had ‘minor’ surgery and will look to come back to action earlier than expected.

Scott McTominay set to miss Wolves trip with months of injury, Paul Pogba could be affected Scott McTominay on his minor surgery: “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 & the international break is so disappointing but that’s part & parcel of the game.

“Wishing all the boys the best of luck & I will be back sooner than you think ❤️.”

How McTominay’s absence could affect Paul Pogba: Solskjaer has been able to play Pogba on the left-wing as he relies on the partnership of Fred and Scott McTominay as a double pivot and Marcus Rashford is still not match-fit. The Frenchman has impressed as an attacker, registering five assists in two games.

Scott McTominay’s absence and the horrid performances of Fred and Nemanja Matic against Southampton would give Solskjaer little or no choice to bring Paul Pogba back as a defensive midfielder, who would play alongside Fred.

Pogba has always enjoyed playing in an advanced role. Returning back as a holding midfielder will not only reduce United’s creativity in the team but will also likely thwart Pogba’s chances of building his assist tally.

However, Solskjaer could still maintain Pogba as his left-winger if Donny Van de Beek impresses as a holding midfielder in training ahead of the Wolves game on Sunday.

Scott McTominay’s return date? Though the midfielder only said his return will come sooner than expected and described the surgery as ‘minor’, he could be in action in Man United’s game against Newcastle United.

The clash will come after the international break, two weeks after the wolves Wolves. If the official date for his return is revealed, we would keep you updated on our social media handles.

Miracle Nwoke

He is an immense fan of the club since 2005. Miracle wonders where Man United would have ranked in the Premier League history if Sir Alex Ferguson wasn’t given enough time to rebuild the team.

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