Red Devils Have Injury Concerns For Newcastle Game

It was expected that Paul Pogba is close to returning to play for Manchester United and could even make the game on Saturday afternoon at Old Trafford against Newcastle United.

But there’s news in the Telegraph that medics are unlikely to take any chances against Newcastle, and he is unlikely to play in the game.

Pogba has been out for over two months with a hamstring injury.

That’s good news for Newcastle

Michael Carrick (calf strain) and Marcos Rojo (ACL knee injury) are also recovering from injury but will not be fit for the game against Newcastle.

Defender Phil Jones picked up a thigh injury in England’s 0-0 draw against Germany on Friday.

Jose Mourinho and Rafa Benitez – two world-class managers in a past encounter

Phil immediately returned to Carrington for further treatment, and he is also a doubt for the game against the Magpies.

And Zlatan Ibrahimovic is still not fit – thank goodness.

But Zlatan will be delighted this morning after Sweden’s excellent defensive display last night at the San Siro in a 0-0 draw against Italy which was enough to see them qualify for the World Cup in Russia next summer.

Sweden won the first leg 1-0 but of course, Zlatan has retired from International football.

Newcastle will have Paul Dummett, Mikel Merino, Christian Atsu, and perhaps captain Jamaal Lascelles out for the game at Old Trafford.

So we hope Ciaran Clark comes through Ireland’s second leg World Cup playoff game uninjured against Denmark in Dublin tonight.

The Republic of Ireland appear to be in an excellent position to qualify having drawn that game 0-0 in Denmark.

It’s going to be a tough game at Old Trafford on Saturday, and a great result for Newcastle would be if we can come away with a draw.

A win would be completely unbelievable.

Comments welcome.

7 comments so far

  • catchy in norway

    Nov 14, 2017 at 9:26 AM

    Comment #1

    I Hope Lascelles is out.

  • lochinvar

    Nov 14, 2017 at 9:27 AM

    Comment #2

    Clark playing in the International must be good as he’s missed some matches from being on the bench so this will get him back to match sharpness before Man Utd. Their defence can leave spaces especially at Old Trafford as they press forward so that could give Gayle the opportunity to poach a couple of goals.

  • magscar

    Nov 14, 2017 at 9:30 AM

    Comment #3

    Comment #10

    JohnJ last thread

    Spot on! My brother and I queued for hours up Barrack Road before turnstiles opened for the sales on a Sunday morning ( first train out of North Shields), we got as far as queuing in the rails leading into the turnstiles when they closed – sold out.

    Especially annoying as during the early morning some fans were sneaking into queue ahead and scuffles broke out with coppers also ejecting some who had been in queue and were simply trying to stop others sneaking in. All before collecting tokens. Did get Cup final ticket in the lottery of sending in coupons from programmes though. Great day out but horrible game. No one including Mac played well !

  • Jib

    Nov 14, 2017 at 9:31 AM

    Comment #4

    Ed that’s the one of the worst fotoshops ever

    There you go chaps

  • Jib

    Nov 14, 2017 at 9:47 AM

    Comment #5
  • Sav

    Nov 14, 2017 at 10:02 AM

    Comment #6

    Is Mourinho’s heed photoshopped?

  • magscar

    Nov 14, 2017 at 10:13 AM

    Comment #7


    thanks for that link enjoyed seeing the highlights again.

    Some noticeable differences to modern game

    back passes to keeper (legally) picked up

    late tackles not always carded

    proactive referring by Gordon Hill

    Leighton James staying on his feet in box rather than seeking a penalty

    ball thrown away not carded.

    AND just as now the magnificent support from the black and white scarf waving, chanting hordes stretching high up into the Sheffield clouds ( to pinch Mac’s phrase(?) .

    If only we could have carried that into Final we might have had a chance. Little did I know that match v Liverpool was to be the first of much heartbreak following NUFC


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