Scott McTominay has today provided an update on his recovery from injury, ahead of Manchester United’s upcoming showdown with Chelsea.
Chelsea vs Man United
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men are set to return to action following the winter break next Monday, with a trip to Stamford Bridge.
The matchup will come as a crucial one in the race for a top-4 spot in the Premier League.
As things stand, it is Frank Lampard’s Chelsea who occupy the final of the English top-flight’s Champions League berths.
The Pensioners, though, despite having been handed countless chances to do so, have failed to pull away from the rest of the chasing pack.
This has allowed the likes of Sheffield United, Wolves, Tottenham and Manchester United to remain in with a strong shout of clinching a place in Europe’s premiere club competition next season.
The Red Devils currently sit in 8th, 6 points adrift of Chelsea.
As such, a victory for Solskjaer’s men this day next week would see their Champions League hopes greatly boosted.
A defeat, on the other hand, would see a potentially-insurmountable 9-point gap opened up.
‘Back as soon as possible’
One potential boost for the Red Devils ahead of Monday’s Stamford Bridge showdown, though, could yet arrive, on the personnel front.
After proving vital to the club’s fortunes over the first-half of the campaign, Scott McTominay has since not featured in any of United’s last 11 outings across all competitions.
This comes with the Scottish midfielder sidelined with a knee problem picked up versus Newcastle late in December.
McTominay’s latest comments regarding his fitness, though, suggest that he could be back on the pitch sooner than expected.
When discussing his recovery during an interview with MUTV earlier today, the 23-year-old revealed that he is aiming to take part in training later this week.
As such, though it is not yet clear whether McTominay will be fit to feature in United’s squad that travels to Chelsea, he does look set for an imminent return to action:
‘Yeah it has been going well.’
‘Obviously, it is never nice watching football matches when you have been playing. You want to be involved and you want to be helping the team as well.’
‘It is difficult, you know, but you have to find your way through it mentally more than physically sometimes.’
‘It is challenging, obviously, from my first proper injury. You need to have all of the right people around you, which I do. And that has been massively beneficial towards my recovery and obviously I want to be taking some part in the sessions towards the end of the week.’
‘We will just see where we go from there. So we are just going to do whatever we can to make sure I am back on the pitch as soon as possible.’
On the comeback trail 💪
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