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Man Utd dealt major blow as McTominay is forced to leave Scotland squad

Manchester United have been dealt a major blow as midfielder Scott McTominay has withdrawn from the Scotland squad with a throat virus.

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This could be a huge loss to both Man Utd and the Scottish national team as Scott McTominay remains a very important player for club and country.

Manchester United have already lost Paul Pogba to injury this week and they would he hoping McTominay gets fit on time for their next premier league game against Watford on the 20th.

McTominay was due to feature for the Scotland in their crunch World Cup qualifier versus Moldova on Friday afternoon but the latest development means he’s now ruled out of the game.

According to Scotland Head Coach Steve Clark; “It’s disappointing to lose the player for this game, but it’s a good chance for someone else to play in the team. We have good cover at centre back and in midfield.”

The 24-year old is however expected to return for Scotland’s game against Denmark next week and his return could be a big boost for the Tartan Army given the context of the fixture.

One more victory for Scotland would guarantee a shot at the Qatar 2022 world cup through playoffs and this international break presents the Scotts an opportunity to achieve their aim.