Man Utd’s ‘frustration’ takes twist as McTominay surgery forces transfer race

Manchester United's reported frustration during this summer's transfer window appears to have peaked after Scott McTominay underwent surgery.

Scotland midfielder McTominay shared on social media that he had "minor surgery" to amend an injury that he said had been plaguing him for some time, with the club confirming it was a groin problem.

The 24-year-old played just 14 minutes of the 1-1 draw with Southampton over the weekend, having started in the 5-1 drubbing of Leeds the week before.

And taking to Instagram, McTominay shared a snap from the side of his hospital bed confirming he would miss the trip to Wolves on Sunday.

He wrote in the caption: "Just to let you all know I’ve had minor surgery on an issue which has needed managing for the last couple of months, I hate missing games so to be missing Wolves on the weekend & the international break is so disappointing but that’s part & parcel of the game.

"Wishing all the boys the best of luck & I will be back sooner than you think."

United confirmed the news in a statement too, revealing it was a groin injury that McTominay has been struggling with.

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“Scott has undergone surgery for an ongoing groin injury that was causing significant pain when playing,” an official statement from the club read.

“Having tried all other treatment options in pre-season, surgery was deemed necessary to resolve the issue.

“We hope to have him back soon.”

United have been linked with a move for a new central-midfielder all summer, with the likes of Declan Rice and Ruben Neves reported to be on their radar.

The Red Devils have been unable to improve in the middle of the park yet though, having focussed their attention on the signings of Jadon Sancho and Raphael Varane.

However, according to The Independent, United are said to be 'frustrated' that they have not brought in a new midfielder.

And with just a few days left of the summer transfer window, McTominay's injury has highlighted the need to bring in some fresh legs.

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The main problem for United is cash, having spent £115m this summer, departures would need to be made.

But with so little time left of the window, mass sales are highly unlikely, meaning a loan deal could be a possibility if a deal can be made.

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