When speaking to the press on Friday, Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer suggested that Scott McTominay may be included in the matchday squad for our game against Watford on Sunday. With us currently just three points outside of the top four, a win is vital, and having the option of a more robust midfield with McTomainay would certainly help with that.
I think he might be in the squad. Scott had a rest day today, so let’s see how he is tomorrow. I’m not surprised [he’s back so soon] because that’s the type he is. He’s a physical specimen, he’s a leader. He never shirks a tackle and he brings everyone with him. He can sit with Nemanja and Fred or he could be one of the runners in midfield. Talking about that here today, we don’t really make enough runs past the striker. Scott used to be a striker so he’s used to being in the box.
Solskjaer has also suggested that Odion Ighalo might get his first start for United against his former club. Mason Greenwood was unwell during the week and Anthony Martial played a few days ago against Brugge, so the manager is waiting to hear on their availability.
Everyone says that [players raise their game] against their old team when they score, but there are also many games when you don’t score. Odion is getting more and more minutes, but [whether he starts] depends on Mason as well of course, and how Anthony is.