Manchester United midfielder Scott McTominay could be facing a lengthy spell on the sidelines after coming off injured in the win over Newcastle United suffering from a suspected knee ligament damage.

The Scotland international came off at half-time to be replaced by Paul Pogba and was later seen leaving the Old Trafford ground on crutches.

United went on to win the game 4-1 after going a goal behind to Newcastle courtesy of strikes from Marcus Rashford, Mason Greenwood and a brace from Anthony Martial.

McTominay will now miss the trip to Turf Moor to face Burnley on Saturday with Pogba likely to replace the Scot in the heart of midfield but Nemanja Matic could also be another option for manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer after returning from injury.

United lost three matches in succession the last time they were without the 23-year-old and Solskjaer will be hoping his side don’t suffer the same fate.

“He has done his ligament in the knee probably,” the Red Devils boss told Sky Sports.

“I don’t know how bad it is. He has got the biggest heart of the lot and he played until half-time. We will have to find out tomorrow to see how it is.”

United face a Burnley side who suffered their first defeat in three matches when they lost to Everton at Goodison Park on Thursday.

The Old Trafford outfit must be buoyed by the fact that Sean Dyche’s side are struggling for goals at the moment having scored just three times in their last six matches.

Solskjaer’s men face back-to-back away matches as they travel to the Emirates Stadium to face Arsenal on New Year’s Day following the trip to Burnley.


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