We suppose Alan Pardew could spring a surprise for tomorrow’s game at Old Trafford, and it seems obvious that 20 year-old Massadio Haidara must be impressive in training, and the very fact he was one the bench on Wednesday night and then introduced early in the second half, indicates that Alan Pardew thinks a lot of this 20 year-old French youngster.
Massadio Haidara – in action in League Cup against Man City
Of course the French U21 International been out with injuries most of the season, and that allowed local lad Paul Dummett to get his chance in the side at left-back, and Paul took it, and it seems Newcastle are now really well off at left back.
We have Davide Santon, Massadio and Paul who can play there, and Yanga-Mbiwa is more than a competent left back too.
Alan Pardew talked about Massadio today in the local press:
“Haidara has been out a long time with injuries.” “He has been unlucky since he has been here.” “He gives us a natural left foot and we think he has a big future with us.”
“I thought he would give us a bit of energy.” “It was good for him and good for us that he got that period.”
And it could be that if a big bid comes in for Davide Santon this summer, Newcastle may be inclined to sell, although before then we’ll need to see just how fast Massadio progresses.
But if he manages to get the starting left back position by the end of the season, we would expect the 22 year-old Italian International not to like being on the bench too much at Newcastle.
We’ll see what happens tomorrow, but it could be that Massadio Haidara will get the start at Old Trafford,.
What do you think?
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