Steve Bruce confirms Newcastle United star definitely plays against Manchester United
Steve Bruce has revealed that Allan Saint-Maximin will definitely start on Sunday.
Speaking about the Manchester United game, the head coach says about the French winger: ‘So, he has trained all week again and he will play.’
So far, we have seen only 57 minutes of Allan Saint-Maximin so far.
The 22 year old impressing in a 23 minute substitute appearance against Arsenal.
Then ruled out due to a hamstring problem, Steve Bruce then took the ridiculous decision to risk the player against Spurs.
Only returning to full training 48 hours earlier, Allan Saint-Maximin was thrown in against Tottenham as a starter but only lasted 17 minutes before being forced off with an even worse hamstring injury. Bruce’s daft gamble totally backfiring on a player who Newcastle desperately need to perform this season.
The winger eventually came back against Brighton two weeks ago and once again impressed with 17 minutes off the bench.
Newcastle fans surprised Allan Saint-Maximin then didn’t start at Leicester, then even more surprised when he wasn’t brought on as NUFC fell apart on Sunday.
Steve Bruce saying that once it became 3-0 to Leicester in the second-half, he thought it was pointless risking him. Maybe having learnt his lesson…?
However, on Sunday we will see what impact he can make.
The big question appears to be whether he will replace Atsu or Almiron.
Personally, I think it will be a massive mistake if we don’t see the Almiron, Joelinton and Saint-Maximin attacking trio on the pitch as much as possible, starting tomorrow.
Steve Bruce talking to BBC Newcastle:
“I spoke to him (Allan Saint-Maximin) at Leicester, it was to make 100% sure that he is 100% right after is cameo, if that’s the way you want to put it, against Brighton.
“And once the game (at Leicester) was three-nil after fifty minutes, or fifty five minutes, then I didn’t see any real point (in bringing Allan saint-Maximin on).
“If we have to be brutally honest, the game was done then.
“I didn’t see any real point in then risking him.
“So, he has trained all week again and he will play (against Manchester United).”
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