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Team News: McTominay in Manchester United squad to face Spurs, Martial injured

One step forward, and two steps back on the injury front

Manchester United v Brighton & Hove Albion - Premier League Photo by James Williamson - AMA/Getty Images

Good news and bad news for Manchester United ahead of today’s Premier League clash against Tottenham Hotspur. After recently returning to training following a three week injury layoff, Scott McTominay has been pictured with the matchday squad. It is unclear whether McTominay will be able to last a full 90 minutes, but if fit enough to be involved, it would be a surprise if the Scot did not start the match, especially considering the well documented struggles of Andreas Pereira in a similar midfield role.

Unfortunately though, as bodies return to the midfield — Paul Pogba is not ready for Wednesday’s José Mourinho Reunion, but is getting closer to fitness — United are now short again up front. Anthony Martial will not play a part against Spurs, as the Frenchman misses out with an unspecified injury.

Given the nature of the match and the personnel available, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is likely to employ a similar 3-4-1-2 formation that was used in the draw against Liverpool this season. The fit again Axel Tuanzebe is likely to partner Harry Maguire and Victor Lindelöf at the back, while Marcus Rashford and Daniel James are expected to occupy more central attacking roles.