Ole Gunnar Solskjaer provides Scott McTominay injury update after Man Utd star leaves Old Trafford on crutches

Scott McTominay injured his knee in Manchester United’s victory over Newcastle (Picture: Getty)

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has provided an injury update on Scott McTominay after the Manchester United midfielder left Old Trafford on crutches.

McTominay, who has developed into a key player for Solskjaer this season, picked up an injury during United’s 4-1 victory over Newcastle and was subbed off at half-time.

The Scotland international left the Theatre of Dreams on crutches and now looks set to miss Manchester United’s trip to Burnley on Saturday.

‘He’s done his ligament in his knee probably,’ Solskjaer said following the emphatic victory. ‘I don’t know how bad it is.

‘We will see. The boy has got the biggest heart of the lot. He played until half-time, stiffened up. We will find out more tomorrow.

‘The attitude of the kid is incredible. Not sure if he’s going to be ready for Saturday, probably not. But he’s recovered quickly before.’

Matty Longstaff gave Newcastle an early lead at Old Trafford but the hosts still led 3-0 at half-time thanks to goals from Anthony Martial, Mason Greenwood and Marcus Rashford.

Martial added a second after the break as United secured a 4-1 Boxing Day win.

Solskjaer added: ‘After going 1-0 down we made them make mistakes and we capitalised really well. We created chance against Watford too but we didn’t take them.

‘Mason [Greeenwood] is a great striker of the ball. You know he is going to hit the target more times than not. The way he strikes it is nice to see and he is so unfazed by whatever happens.

‘The three of them [strikers] are a handful when we can get the space we did today.

‘These boys will never give up, this club knows that towards the end we can nick a point or even three from losing positions.’

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