Solskjaer: McTominay suffered knee ligament injury v. Newcastle

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There was some bad news from Old Trafford on Thursday, where Manchester United clobbered Newcastle United 4-1.

The Red Devils went down early but came back for a big win, but lost one of their key midfielders to injury.

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Reports say Scott McTominay left the stadium on crutches after suffering a first half injury and playing on it into the break.

McTominay was tended to by trainers after the injury but stayed in the game. The docs certainly will be answering questions about his being allowed to continue until half if the injury is severe.

The Scottish midfielder has been all sorts of good for a Manchester United midfield finding its way without Paul Pogba. For him to depart for any period of time just as Pogba returns must give a queasy feeling to the United faithful.

McTominay, 23, has three goals and an assist on the season to go with 2.2 tackles and 1.4 interceptions per league match.