Which 11 players would you pick in Newcastle team v Manchester United on Saturday? Vote now
Which 11 players would you pick in the Newcastle team v Manchester United on Saturday afternoon?
We have put together a list of the 23 players who could potentially be selected for this game.
Rafa Benitez confirmed on Friday afternoon that Salomon Rondon is once again missing.
Long-term injured Florian Lejeune also is still on the injured list, whilst Jamie Sterry is ruled out as well,
Rafa Benitez on Friday at his press conference:
“I say I have to be realistic, but at the same time I am optimistic. If you look at the teams who were at the bottom (this time) last year, it was Everton, Bournemouth and Crystal Palace, and none of those were relegated.
“It’s a long race, and we have to carry on. We have confidence.
“We did it last year, and this year, with this group of players, they work really hard and it is a question of time. We will have teams at our level that we can compete (against), where we can win, and the first win will give us confidence and it will be easier for us to carry on winning games (after that), like we did last year.
“I have to assess Fede (Fernandez) and (Paul) Dummett, obviously (Salomon) Rondon and (Florian) Lejeune are not available, and (Jamie) Sterry has a problem, so he too will not be available.”
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