Manchester United midfielder Scott McTominay has revealed he is close to a return to action after stepping up his recovery from a knee injury.
The 23-year-old has not been seen since suffering the injury back in December 2019 and was initially expected to be left at home while the rest of the squad travelled to Marbella for a training camp, but he did eventually travel after proving his fitness.
Speaking to the club's official website, McTominay confessed that things are looking good now, and he was eager to thank the medical staff at United for helping keep him feeling positive during the first major setback of his career.
"Yeah it has been going well," he said. "Obviously, it is never nice watching football matches when you have been playing, you want to be involved and you want to be helping the team as well.
"It is difficult, you know, but you have to find your way through it mentally more than physically sometimes. It is challenging, obviously, from my first proper injury.
"You need to have all of the right people around you, which I do, and that has been massively beneficial towards my recovery and obviously I want to be taking some part in the sessions towards the end of the week."
McTominay trained away from the main group alongside defender Axel Tuanzebe, who is recovering from his own injury, but the midfielder insisted that travelling out to Marbella was still the best thing for him.
"I am feeling good, I am feeling fit," he added. "I have always had that drive and ambition to keep on top of my fitness and look after my body, because it is the most important thing at the end of the day.
"I am feeling well. It is nice to be in Marbella with the boys, get a little bit of sunshine and get some warm-weather training as well, which is obviously more beneficial than being at home. It brings everyone together as a group.
"I have not seen them that much over the last five or six weeks, so it is good to see everyone, see the boys all together again and hopefully we can finish the season really strong.”
Source : 90min