Newcastle still have 10 players out injured and in addition, just to make things a little bit worse Cheick Tiote is suspended for the game tomorrow at Old Trafford.
Alan Pardew – no injured players coming back for Red Devils
Alan Pardew in his news conference eon Tuesday said that no players would be returning from injury for this game so we’ll basically have the same players who were available for the Sunderland game minus Cheick Tiote who’ll soon jet off to join the Ivory Coast squad for the African Cup of Nations early next month.
When Alan Pardew has a central midfielder missing he usually goes to a 4-2-3-1 formation rather than keeping a 4-3-3 formation and bringing in Vurnon Anita.
So we think this could be the Newcastle team for tomorrow:
Janmaat Taylor (S) Coloccini (c) Dummett
Gouffran Cabella Ameobi
Subs: Woodman Haidara Williamson Anita Armstrong Riviere Cisse
Steven Taylor starts and we are assuming he has recovered from the facial injury he picked up against Sunderland, and if he hasn’t then big Mike Williamson will come into the side.
We have Gouffran starting only because Alan Pardew always starts him and he does work hard for the side, and Perez will start because Cisse is still having issues with his knee.
Who will play in the withdrawn striker role is also questionable, and we have Cabella there – although he may not be a physical enough player at the moment to do that job.
Local lad Adam Armstrong could also start there.
Newcastle fans are not too confident we can get anything at Old Trafford tomorrow.
Our next game is at home to Everton on Sunday afternoon.
What would your Newcastle team be for tomorrow’s tough game?
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