Erik ten Hag has been dealt another blow ahead of this weekend’s FA Cup quarter-final against Fulham, with yet another player named as a doubt following a series of unfortunate injuries.
Anthony Martial, Alejandro Garnacho and Antony are all almost certainly out of the game, with Casemiro and Christian Eriksen also unavailable.
Now, it has been revealed that Scott McTominay is doubtful for the game as Ten Hag’s options in midfield are trimmed further in what will be the final game before the season is paused to accommodate international fixtures.
Speaking in his pre-match press conference, Ten Hag admitted that he did not know whether McTominay would be available for the game.
“As you said, we just returned. We have to see, to see the doc. I have an idea but I have to see the progress with some players,” the Dutchman is quoted as saying on the official Manchester United website.
“About the last game, that is why I didn’t bring him in, Scott McTominay, [as] he had some complaints. We have to see how that will progress in the coming hours and days.”
McTominay was a second-half substitute in the 0-0 draw with Southampton last weekend but he has only recently returned from a separate injury issue.
Earlier this week, Ten Hag opened up on his thin squad and used Arsenal’s availability as an example and you can understand why he would be frustrated.
In midfield, especially, United have been light all season and long-term injuries and suspension certainly don’t help. McTominay has never consistently struggled with injuries but this season, it’s causing a problem.
Thankfully, Sabitzer returned from his injury in the win over Real Betis and is ready to slot in alongside Fred, who was rested for the majority of the second half.