Which 11 players would you pick in the Newcastle United team v Manchester United on Wednesday night?

We have put together a list of the 21 players who could potentially be selected for this game.

Rafa has already said that Florian Lejeune is being aimed at the Blackburn FA Cup match.

Ki Sung-yeung also misses as he is now off preparing for the Asian Cup with South Korea.

In addition, it looks as though Ciaran Clark, Karl Darlow and Federico Fernandez will all be missing for NUFC through injury against Man Utd.

After  a decent performance and confidence steadying result at Watford, a point or better here would be a big bonus.

After a perfect 100% record in November, the Manager of the Month curse struck.

Seven games in December bringing only one win and six point from a possible 21.

With six changes to his team that took on Liverpool and then a further three for the game at Watford, Rafa Benitez has shown a willingness to use his squad over the festive period, so we await with interest his selection tonight.

In the meantime though, who would you choose to start?




  • Philippines

    Actually, there is almost no choice other than who will play in the front two. HWTL. I will have to watch the highlights tomorrow as the game is 04.00 my time.

  • Kenny

    Perez and 10 others
    😁

    • JohnnyH

      Monks first name on the team sheet
      Let’s see what he thinks at full time.

      • Kenny

        Monks MOTM before he kicks a ball.

        • JohnnyH

          😂

      • Toontaff

        Monk and co got him upto 13th in the voting…………

  • Paul Dummett > Roberto Carlos

    Dubravka
    Yedlin – Lascelles – Schar – Dummett
    Diame – Shelvey
    Atsu – Kenedy – Murphy
    Rondon

    • Ram Kishore

      Too much exposed in the defence imo.

      • Paul Dummett > Roberto Carlos

        I just want something a bit more fun to watch!

        • Ram Kishore

          Haha, I agree on that with you.
          It becomes so hard to watch us play when people around me are Man united supporters

          • Tommy

            A few on them are on here they are called Trolls

          • Paul Dummett > Roberto Carlos

            I’d have fancied us against the Mourinho Manchester Reds – The guys who made the decision to chop Jose when they did were pretty astute – giving the new guy a run of games which they would have seen as very winnable would help to build confidence and create positive momentum.

            It would be nice to put a spanner in the works and we’ll try and shut up shop with something like

            Dubravka
            Yedlin – Schar – Lascelles – Dummett – Kenedy
            Ritchie – Diame – Shelvey
            Perez
            Rondon

            I don’t blame Rafa and I appreciate we are limited and parking the bus can pay dividends it would just be canny to see a little bit more endeavor – I’d like to see Murphy, with his pace, get an extended run in the team

  • Themoscow72

    As long as Perez starts we have a chance.

    • Kenny

      I hear Rafa had the grass cut to the shortest level possible so Ayoze won`t trip over a blade

      • Peaky

        ….by Pedro…

        • Toontaff

          ..on gardening leave……….

    • JohnCornwell’sHair

      You sir are a pr!ck

  • Tommy

    Give Muto a chance & in the cup draft in Sorenson, nothing to lose as Joselu and Perez are both useless.

  • JohnCornwell’sHair

    It won’t matter we’ll lose by 3 goals the neet.