Scott McTominay: Manchester United midfielder injury doubt for Scotland

By Simon StoneBBC Sport
Scott McTominay during Manchester United's win over Brighton
Scott McTominay will have a scan on Monday
Euro 2020 qualifying: Cyprus v Scotland
Venue: GSP Stadium, Stovolos Date: Saturday, 16 November Kick-off: 14:00 GMT
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Scott McTominay is almost certainly out of Scotland's Euro 2020 qualifiers with Cyprus and Kazakhstan after being carried off during Manchester United's win over Brighton.

The midfielder, 22, will have a scan on Monday after he fell awkwardly minutes from the end of the 3-1 win.

And United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says he will speak to the Scotland camp, but doubts McTominay will be fit enough to add to his 12 caps.

"It is a painful one," said Solskjaer.

"I had one like that once and I was out for eight weeks but sometimes you might only be out for two.

"We won't know for certain until he has had a scan."

It was the second injury McTominay has suffered in a matter of days after limping off during Thursday's Europa League win over Partizan Belgrade, but he had recovered to start at Old Trafford on Sunday.

Scotland, who cannot qualify from Group I, face Cyprus away on 16 November then Kazakhstan at Hampden three days later.

Manager Steve Clarke is already without Kieran Tierney - who Arsenal asked to be left out as he has an "ongoing issue" - as well as Charlie Mulgrew and Stuart Findlay, who both have hamstring problems.

Scotland squad

Goalkeepers: Craig MacGillivray (Portsmouth), David Marshall (Wigan Athletic), Jon McLaughlin (Sunderland)

Defenders: Liam Cooper (Leeds United), Michael Devlin (Aberdeen), Declan Gallagher (Motherwell), Scott McKenna (Aberdeen), Stephen O'Donnell (Kilmarnock), Liam Palmer (Sheffield Wednesday), Andrew Robertson (Liverpool), Greg Taylor (Celtic)

Midfielders: Stuart Armstrong (Southampton), Ryan Christie (Celtic), John Fleck (Sheffield United), Ryan Jack (Rangers), John McGinn (Aston Villa), Callum McGregor (Celtic), Kenny McLean (Norwich City), Scott McTominay (Manchester United)

Forwards: Oliver Burke (Alaves)*, James Forrest (Celtic), Ryan Fraser (AFC Bournemouth), Oliver McBurnie (Sheffield United), Steven Naismith (Hearts), Lawrence Shankland (Dundee United)

*On loan from West Bromwich Albion

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