Manchester United Star Misses Newcastle Game

It’s just what we were hoping for – since he nearly always scores against us – but late breaking news tonight that Wayne Rooney will miss the Newcastle game on Saturday with a toe injury.

Wayne Rooney, Manchester United v Newcastle

Wayne Rooney – has toe injury

This was the news tonight, and unfortunately it seems he may also miss the return leg in Munich against the European Champions Bayern Munich next Wednesday.

This is what manager Davide Moyes told MUTV:

“Wayne’s got a badly bruised toe,” “He picked it up in the game the other night. Whether we were going to play him or rest him, it doesn’t matter.”

“He’s got a terrible toe and not only will it be a problem for this game, it could be a problem for the Munich game as well on Wednesday. So we need to monitor it.”

“We’ll get him treatment all over the weekend and see if we can speed it up.”

That should even things up just a little bit tomorrow, with Robin van Persie also out for tomorrow’s game with a knee injury, but of course Newcastle have Loic Remy, Mathieu Debuchy, Moussa Sissoko and Tim Krul all missing tomorrow with injury.

Now we need maybe one or two Red Devils to be injured in the warm-up for the game, and then maybe Newcastle have a chance. 😀

Javier Hernandez and/or Danny Welbeck could now get a start tomorrow afternoon.

This could affect Newcastle’s game plan too, because presumably manager Pardew  would have been expecting Wayne to be in the line-up tomorrow, and he would have to have been well marked.

But this will give a psychological edge to the Newcastle players, and they badly need it – so let’s hope the lads who are in the black and white strips tomorrow afternoon,  play their hearts out and play near their absolute best.

Here’s hoping.

Comments welcome.

30 comments so far

  • jimmysmith

    Apr 4, 2014 at 11:17 PM

    Comment #1

    No Rooney or Van Persie. No Cabaye, Debuchey, Remy or Sissoko. What a jip! 0-0.

  • yo-yo

    Apr 4, 2014 at 11:20 PM

    Comment #2


    No comparison between KK and AP really – totally different personalities responding differently. Their respective degree of moral rectitude had nothing to do with it. Keegan was royally screwed by Mash henchmen especially another duff DoF. and proved it. He’d ‘wised’ up a bit by the time AP got the surprise call to arms. KK had more of a reputation to lose – which he did in terms of results 2nd time around – but not in terms of how much we know he has been committed to the club. Its a difficult call though….I think Keegan really was treated very badly but was not able to swallow his pride. I’m not sure swallowing your pride and getting on with it as AP has done has helped the club more than walking away or not – the managerial merry go round every 16 months or whatever the current life expectancy is in the prem doesn’t work and everyone knows it.

  • Average_Contents

    Apr 4, 2014 at 11:27 PM

    Comment #3


    That’s mightily optimistic on our part mate because as is usual with us, their fringe players or any other teams players who haven’t ever scored in professional football or are on a drought are bound to score against us lol

    Think along the lines of Welbeck who I think is shite and only gets a game for England coz he plays for manure and chicorito who…… well never plays are gonna have a blinder

  • jimmysmith

    Apr 4, 2014 at 11:29 PM

    Comment #4

    Read in a National broadsheet just now that most fans would be happy to see their club sitting 9th in the table and run at a profit. But in realty it should read since the sale of Cabaye we have been in relegation form and in profit. Assets on the pitch, training facilities and stadia, quality coaching and leadership, please Mr Ashley. Not in the bank.

  • Average_Contents

    Apr 4, 2014 at 11:30 PM

    Comment #5

    Googly eyed Mexican strikes fear into the hearts of the toon defence! Then parsnip has a brew to recover 🙂

  • toonarmydownsouth

    Apr 4, 2014 at 11:37 PM

    Comment #6

    Hernandez is going to be like a kid in a sweet shop if he starts and we play like we have been!

  • jimmysmith

    Apr 4, 2014 at 11:38 PM

    Comment #7

    I think there is a clear disparity between how others view Newcastle and how we view ourselves. We are massive in the North East, a massive presence in our own city and its consciousness, and we support the club in droves. There is a sense from those outside that we should perhaps be happy to settle for less. I deeply hope that after 45 years without a trophy we don’t start to believe them.

  • Average_Contents

    Apr 4, 2014 at 11:44 PM

    Comment #8


    A,bit like TDS then just be happy with what we’ve got 😉

  • jimmysmith

    Apr 4, 2014 at 11:52 PM

    Comment #9

    Yes, starting to worry that this notion of Newcastles natural place in the order of things as an upper mid table club inculcated by the owner might gain currency if we don’t demand more.

  • beermonkey

    Apr 5, 2014 at 12:06 AM

    Comment #10

    average and jimmy

    I live in the south and a lot of other fans see where we are in the league they see a 5th then a 16th and now were 9th but what they hear as well is pards injuries and in there eyes it all makes sence and pards is doing in a great job, when I start ranting and moaning in the pub they don’t understand for the reasons above and cos there not toon fans there not gonna dig

    outside the bubble of Newcastle it seems that’s the way were viewed

    thankfully I am not alone I have some toon fan mates aswell

  • jimmysmith

    Apr 5, 2014 at 12:29 AM

    Comment #11


    ……………………De Jong

    And a few Hail Marys and kicks up the arse, might get us a point.

  • AaranD

    Apr 5, 2014 at 12:51 AM

    Comment #12

    Without Rooney, our chances of getting a result are much higher. And with family and friends being predominately ManU fans, doing the double over them would bring some much needed joy!

  • MacToon

    Apr 5, 2014 at 12:58 AM

    Comment #13

    I see there’s reason to celebrate, I’ll raise my glass to the recently departed 🙂

    and take another sip to the plagiarist in our midst. Oh what bloggin’ fun.

  • lesh

    Apr 5, 2014 at 1:05 AM

    Comment #14

    So. In the absence of Rooney and Van Persie, Man U could field Hernadez and Welbeck.

    In the absence of our two main strikers, Remy and de Jong, both loanees, we could field were, Shola and were.

    Such is the strength in depth we haven’t got to compete. Compete not for the ECL against the likes of Bayern Munich, PSG or Real Madrid, but to be able to offer serious competition to the likes of Fulham, Hull, Southampton, Catdiff et al.

    If Mike Ashley wont or can’t get it, be convinced of the need to invest in a seriously under-equipped squad, then he needs to employ someone who can convince him to do so.

  • lesh

    Apr 5, 2014 at 1:07 AM

    Comment #15

    * were = errr

  • lesh

    Apr 5, 2014 at 1:10 AM

    Comment #16


    If you want to celebrate the victory, the double, have a bottle of wine for breakfast then go to bed for the rest of the day.

  • lesh

    Apr 5, 2014 at 1:11 AM

    Comment #17

    MacToon…. Who’s left us?

  • lesh

    Apr 5, 2014 at 1:16 AM

    Comment #18


    Like you, I’m in the deep deep south and among the Gooner (they’re a London club!) ManU Citeh and Liverpool supporters, there are those who’ve stuck with West Ham.

    Their sympathy and support for Pardew is to say the least, muted!

  • Mister Tuff

    Apr 5, 2014 at 1:42 AM

    Comment #19

    lesh it’s tds -self imposed exile.

  • lesh

    Apr 5, 2014 at 2:04 AM

    Comment #20

    Mister Tuff…. tds into the wilderness? :'(

  • Mister Tuff

    Apr 5, 2014 at 2:24 AM

    Comment #21

    lesh – wandering in the wilderness for forty years like the Israelites. I suspect he’ll be back before that -he suggested so -although not said like Arnie “I’ll be back”.

  • Blofal

    Apr 5, 2014 at 3:57 AM

    Comment #22

    I understand everyones concern about our goal drought… but I honestly don’t blame our strikers.

    Our creativity and link up play from midfield has been zilch. Cabaye was our only avenue forward and no surprise once he went our goals dried up.

    Remy’s goals have been largely oppertunistic in my view, but he has had the class to put them away when presented with a chance.

    When Papiss was on his goal run we were firing the ball into the box left right and centre. But once that stopped the goals dried up as we have no link up play and he is not a “link up” kind of striker… he is a finisher. Or was at least.

    I also honestly don’t think LDJ is that bad. I can see what he is trying to do with his first touch and positioning and I do think he will come come good. His lack of effectiveness comes from being isolated up front with his back turned to Cisse whose positioning has really left something to be desired. He is always forward desperate to get a goal where is strength is really at range and he should be sitting deeper.

    My point is we need creative midfielders even before we look at strikers. Gouffran and Anita are good squad players but I’m not convinced going forward. Anita isn’t up to it and Gouffran is a grafter who just lacks that little bit of class in front of goal.

    Once we have some midfielders threading balls through I think the goals will come… regardless of who what strikers we get in. But ultimately its the midfield and link up play that need to be addressed. And I place the blame for our lack of solely on Pardew.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Apr 5, 2014 at 5:32 AM

    Comment #23

    I’m genuinely happy TeDiouS has left the blog, I miss billson, at least the cantankerous old sod had a bit of fight and was a genuine Newcastle fan who knew his football unlike somebody who got left with us after his family chose the top six out of a hat and he picked us eighth which is why he is fixated that’s where we should be.

  • Bambams

    Apr 5, 2014 at 7:06 AM

    Comment #24

    We have a game plan and will give Man U a run for their money…..(Pards on Sky Sports)

    Well if that quote does not lift the fans I dont know what will !

    So pleased Shrek is not playing, nearly always scores against us.

  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Apr 5, 2014 at 7:17 AM

    Comment #25

    Looks like TOON RESERVES v Manure Reserves and could be which team wants it more/or pride.
    my team would be same as Jinky Jims
    Tiote….Anita…. Gouffran
    …Marvo …….. HBA
    up front and bring on Armstrong after a hour

    Sadly I’ll miss the game -off on scouting mission to Austria!!!!

  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Apr 5, 2014 at 7:30 AM

    Comment #26


    …so when did TDS leave the blog? Are you all fighting again 😉

  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Apr 5, 2014 at 7:43 AM

    Comment #27

    Lets hope Benny is not playing…then Pardew will have to find someone else to blame for his short comings!

    …I feel sad for alot of our players 🙁

  • Marty-Toon

    Apr 5, 2014 at 7:54 AM

    Comment #28

    I am not a Pards fan but when you’re a footballer and go on the pitch,no matter what the tactics were.
    You should be able to know how to pass the ball to fellow teammates,you should also know how to make space for a pass and make runs when able.
    The team seemed really uninterested the last day.
    When I play I want my team to win,we’re not professionals but there’s a desire to win.
    Can’t understand how so many players,not just at nufc that can’t cross a decent ball.
    It shouldn’t just be the gifted players like Beckham etc,all players that have had a ball at their feet so often as a pro should know how to cross a decent ball.
    Ok,7 times out of 10 they should be putting the ball into a danger zone.

  • Rotonda heights

    Apr 5, 2014 at 7:54 AM

    Comment #29


    have Cisse and Gouffran left?

  • jimmysmith

    Apr 5, 2014 at 8:17 AM

    Comment #30

    “Andy Carroll one of the best of his type in Europe”- Brendan Rodgers
    BBC 4-4-2014

    Still my favorite player and still think he can become a great player for England.


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