Manchester United midfielder Scott McTominay could be set to return to the club earlier than planned, due to fears relating to the coronavirus pandemic while on international duty with Scotland.
Scotland were scheduled to take on Czech Republic after this weekend, but plans to abandon the match were put in place after a win against Slovakia for the latter. McTominay would have used to game to try impress Steve Clarke, knowing the Scotland manager has a lot of options in midfield.
The details right now are very brief so it’s difficult to pinpoint exactly what happened — why, all of a sudden, did fears over COVID-19 get to the point that it had to be cancelled with such short notice?
But this could see McTominay return to Carrington sooner than planned because Scotland have no fixtures to play.
🆕 The national team will not play against Scotland on Monday due to representatives decision and the current situation with the COVID-19.
The national team ends current preparations with the immediate effect straight after the win against Slovakia.
— Czech Football Team (@ceskarepre_eng) September 4, 2020
The Premier League season kicks off in just seven days and we can imagine Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will be on the phone to his midfielder asking him back early. It’s at a time he should be playing football in the lead up to a new season, so what else is he going to be doing in the coming days?
It’s going to be a huge season for McTominay.
United have strengthened their midfield with the addition of Donny van de Beek and I wouldn’t be surprised if the boss let one or two others go in that position.
McTominay is an important member of the squad and he won’t be going anywhere. He still faces a fight to get back into the starting eleven.
Moreover, he is in the process of trying to become a regular in the Scotland team.