After Wally with the Brolly said the player was "hurting" after being booed by his own fans ... it's obvious what is happening here.
Not only is a joke on the field of play, he is not in the frame of mind to face Man Utd because he is hiding under the bed!
However, McClaren is adamant Thauvin will not go the way of Remy Cabella – and that the 22-year-old still has plenty to offer before the season is out.
“Yeah (he still has a part to play in the next few months), he’s shown that so far this season,” McClaren added.
“But he’s got a little knock that’s kept him out (of the Man United game).”