We asked fans the question on Saturday, which 11 players would you pick in your Newcastle team v Manchester United?
We put together a list of the 23 players who could potentially be selected on Sunday afternoon at St James Park.
The Newcastle fans going for an attacking line-up.
Maybe the two most interesting points are that supporters are prepared to trust in the unknown at both ends of the pitch.
Martin Dubravka gets the vote in goal to make his debut, though with 55% he isn’t a resounding choice, more maybe the fact that fans aren’t convinced by Darlow (32%) and Elliot (13%).
Meanwhile, we are still yet to hear about the availability of Islam Slimani, with Rafa having said they would make a late decision on whether he is involved.
However, that hasn’t prevented a whopping 93% of Newcastle fans choosing the Algerian international to start. Dwight Gayle (21%) and Joselu (8%) are way back.
Here is the percentage support for each player from the thousands of votes cast:
96% Jamaal Lascelles
93% Islam Slimani
88% DeAndre Yedlin
86% Paul Dummett
82% Mohamed Diame
73% Mikel Merino
68% Jonjo Shelvey
65% Ciaran Clark
60% Jacob Murphy
55% Martin Dubravka
38% Matt Ritchie
33% Christian Atsu
32% Karl Darlow
30% Ayoze Perez
26% Chancel Mbemba
22% Florian Lejeune
21% Dwight Gayle
18% Isaac Hayden
13% Rob Elliot
8% Javier Manquillo
2% Massadio Haidara
This is a suggested formation of how the Newcastle team could look today from the top 11 in the fans’ votes:
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