Young midfielder Scott McTominay have been forced to withdraw from the Scotland national side after picking up an injury prior to the Hungary game.
The 21-year-old decided to represent Scotland over England earlier this month, and he was slotted straight into the starting lineup for last week’s friendly against Costa Rica, which ended in a 1-0 defeat.
However, McTominay have not been able to continue with the national team, and has returned to the club’s base after having suffered an injury, in the lead-up to the Hungary clash.
.@McTominay10 has been forced to withdraw from the Scotland squad due to injury.
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) March 26, 2018
United have not had much luck with the international breaks with Phil Jones, Eric Bailly and Marouane Fellaini, having sustained injuries which have hampered them for extended periods time.
Going by the midfield department, Fellaini was probably in the form of his life, prior to a knee strain in October, and the Belgian has since not looked the same player with several recurrences of the same problem.
United fans will hope that McTominay has not suffered an injury too serious on international duty, but on the flip side, his absence may provide Paul Pogba with a chance to re-establish himself in the lineup.
Pogba has been on the bench for United’s previous two outings, but he could possibly earn a starting role alongside Nemanja Matic for this weekend’s Premier League clash versus Swansea City.