Manchester United midfielder Scott McTominay has suffered suspected knee ligament damage, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer revealed.
The midfielder was replaced at half-time in the 4-1 win against Newcastle, having taken the hit earlier in the game in a challenge on Matt Longstaff.
He was replaced by Paul Pogba at half-time and was later seen leaving Old Trafford on crutches and is a major doubt for Saturday’s trip to Burnley.
“He’s done his ligament in his knee, probably. We don’t know how bad it is, so let’s see,” Solskjaer said afterwards.
“The boy has got the biggest heart of the lot. He played until half-time but we know when they stiffen up after. We’ll have to find out tomorrow, how he is.
“You see the attitude of the kid, of everyone, in the beginning of the game. I’m not sure if he’ll be ready for Saturday [against Burnley]. Probably not, but we’ve seen him recover before.”
The news will come as a huge blow to Solskjaer, who has made McTominay central to his plans and has been repaid with a series of impressive performances this season.
The 23-year-old has played 21 times in all competitions so far for United, scoring three times and forming a solid midfielder partnership with Fred during Pogba’s extended absence from the first team.