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Joelinton, Krafth, And Shelvey Get Starts At Manchester United



This is the team Steve Bruce has named for tonight’s match at Old Trafford against Manchester United. It has just one change from the defeat at Chelsea with Joelinton coming in for Dwight Gayle.

It appears that Bruce will stick with the 4-3-3 formation that he’s used over the past four matches. That didn’t suit Dwight Gayle, who’s basically a poacher, so it’s Joelinton in for him.

Newcastle need Allan Saint-Maximin, Miguel Almiron, and Joe Willock to pose more of a threat than at Chelsea. Likewise, the backline will need to be solid against this lethal Red Devils attack.

The bench is a decent one attack-wise but there are few options in defense. It’s a shame that Matty Longstaff doesn’t even make the squad for this one.

Here is who Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has selected for the hosts.

If there was ever a time to put in a heroic display, tonight is the night. Newcastle are just 3 points out of the relegation places with Fulham rising from the depths to pull back 7 points in just over a week.

Now is the time for players to step up and show some passion for the shirt. That has to happen as soon as Paul Tierney blows his whistle. None of this passive nonsense from last week. It’s do-or-die time for Newcastle United.

Howay The Lads!


357 comments so far

  • Jamesthefirst

    Feb 21, 2021 at 6:40 PM

    Comment #41

    On the interview Jacobs clarified the following:

    – PIF are at the table and have never left

    – PIF want to buy the club no matter what division they are in. But want a cheaper price if relegated

    – The delay is the NUFC lawyers who have spent 2 months gathering evidence for their case.

    – The biggest sticking point is the piracy. If piracy ends in Saudi then nothing can stop the takeover.

    – Things ‘will become very clear’ in March

    – His sources at Bein Sports have always told them they still think the takeover will eventually go through.

    – Qatar and KSF now getting on is significant for the takeover

    – Amanda has told him she is now very confident the takeover will eventually go through

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  • Dennis Twice

    Feb 21, 2021 at 6:42 PM

    Comment #42

    Attack Toon attack, attack!

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  • Toon Tang

    Feb 21, 2021 at 6:43 PM

    Comment #43

    Adam @ 23, that’s exactly as I see it as well mate, right to the letter.

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  • Not another deJong

    Feb 21, 2021 at 6:43 PM

    Comment #44

    Jamesthefirst

    Thanks, appreciate the information.

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  • Jarra

    Feb 21, 2021 at 6:43 PM

    Comment #45

    I would take a thumping tonight if guaranteed Bruce going cause if he stays then we go through the same feelings each game, not confident and another game gone.
    just waiting for the pre match Bruce interview to give me a slap that in this manager we trust

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Feb 21, 2021 at 6:45 PM

    Comment #46

    14 Minutes to KO.

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  • Mund

    Feb 21, 2021 at 6:45 PM

    Comment #47

    Silly Mund thinking Saudi and Qatar relations had relevance to the takeover 🙄 😉

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  • Adamn_92

    Feb 21, 2021 at 6:45 PM

    Comment #48

    Jamesthefirst

    Caulkin and Staveley have a good relationship I believe and Caulkin seems very downbeat about it all at the moment. I’d find it strange if she’s given a positive comment towards Jacobs out of the blue and not to someone like Caulkin who’s more respected in the nufc community. If she has told Caulkin I’d imagine he would have said something.

    Not saying he’s lying or it isn’t true, just it’d be quite strange in my eyes.

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  • Wor B

    Feb 21, 2021 at 6:45 PM

    Comment #49

    Bruce pre-match interview

    Yer, we’re down there looking over our shoulder but there’s another 7 or 8 doing the same.

    Really?

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Feb 21, 2021 at 6:45 PM

    Comment #50

    Any good streams?

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  • Toon Tang

    Feb 21, 2021 at 6:45 PM

    Comment #51

    Gwarn Dennis, stick a fire under this dead wood!

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  • Mund

    Feb 21, 2021 at 6:45 PM

    Comment #52

    Great watch wasn’t James and fair play for Wraithy getting him on

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  • WLtoon

    Feb 21, 2021 at 6:46 PM

    Comment #53

    Jamesthefirst,

    Your post is totally the opposite from what i was reading on Friday night when a few posters were implying that the takeover deal was in doubt.
    It`s little wonder fans heads are done in with constant conflicting reports appearing every day.

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  • bro56

    Feb 21, 2021 at 6:47 PM

    Comment #54

    Amanda? Is the chronic still pushing this story.

    I thought the Saudi’s said it was due to financial restraints so they pulled the plug.

    Ashley is trying to sue the premier league, that should be confused with the deal is still on. There is no proof of this apart from sites like the athletic and the chronicle that survive on clickbait

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  • Jarra

    Feb 21, 2021 at 6:47 PM

    Comment #55

    Adam good summary Ref the podcast earlier I thought Ben Jacobs came across really well.

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  • Jamesthefirst

    Feb 21, 2021 at 6:47 PM

    Comment #56

    The interesting thing he raised was about Hoffman. He was asked if his appointment on June 1st was to derail the bid.

    But he slipped up. Because he said his sources told him the deal went south during the last week of April 2020. He later said, Hoffman was appointed on April 24th, but didn’t start work until June 1st.

    So for Hoffman to leak information during that time before he started, means someone within the PL was leaking it to him.

    And if that was happening ‘it would be very easy for DeMarco to prove’

    If it did happen, the PL would lose the case immediately.

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  • Mund

    Feb 21, 2021 at 6:47 PM

    Comment #57

    Nothing wrong with Gorgeous George Caulkin don’t know we’re that’s coming from

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  • Adamn_92

    Feb 21, 2021 at 6:47 PM

    Comment #58

    Toon Tang

    Too odd isn’t it. Clearly something had changed in that Everton game and now we’ve gone backwards again. The difference at Everton I saw was an animated jones, don’t see why his approach would change after a positive match, it’d be more of the same wouldn’t it. I’m likely being a bit ‘conspiracy theory’ but it just doesn’t add up.

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  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Feb 21, 2021 at 6:48 PM

    Comment #59

    Jail#4
    Fraser not being a Bruce signing – my thoughts to when I saw the starting line/up

    Doesn’t seem to rate Dummet – our best old fashioned defender

    Shelvey must be his love-child – first on the team sheet

    Not the team I would of started

    More fun watching the pottery throw down !!!

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  • Reilly

    Feb 21, 2021 at 6:48 PM

    Comment #60

    Mark Douglas
    @MsiDouglas
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    Ole Solskjaer on #nufc: “I don’t think they’ll sit in. I’ve really liked them since Graeme (Jones) has come in.”

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  • AncientC

    Feb 21, 2021 at 6:49 PM

    Comment #62

    Bruce has stuck with the same system since Jones has arrived. Goodness knows how much input Jones has in regard to team selection etc; but if Jones does have a degree of control, the fact the side is sticking with the same system, suggests Jones is having an influence.

    Normally you would expect Bruce to revert to a back 5 by now.

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  • JP...from The Rock

    Feb 21, 2021 at 6:49 PM

    Comment #63

    SHELVEY STARTING AGAIN!!!!!!!!!!!

    NO FRASER AGAIN!!!!!!!!!

    Aaarrrregghhhhhhhhh!!!!!

    BRUCE OUT NOW!!!!!!

    Clueless muppet!!

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  • Adamn_92

    Feb 21, 2021 at 6:50 PM

    Comment #64

    Not implying anything Jacobs said is incorrect, just find it weird he would have heard positive from Amanda but Caulkin, who has good relations with her, hasn’t said anything along those lines recently. Didn’t reference the takeover, but Caulkins post about our current plight and saying how it’s all so dull just comes across as not too positive for a change in the near future.

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  • Novocastrian66

    Feb 21, 2021 at 6:51 PM

    Comment #65

    We’ll get thrashed tonight. One thing we can be sure of is that Man Utd won’t take their foot off the pedal and be as generous as some other sides that have been content to use the fixture agains us as a training exercise.

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  • Optimistic prime

    Feb 21, 2021 at 6:51 PM

    Comment #66

    What??

    Ole not patting a buddy on the back?

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  • Great White Hunter

    Feb 21, 2021 at 6:52 PM

    Comment #67

    Hibbit #15 , Jones has been blanked by Bruce imo, as he says it’s his way or no way, the useless fat B****rd, makes me sick.

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  • WLtoon

    Feb 21, 2021 at 6:52 PM

    Comment #68

    Scholes expecting a few goals, i wonder which side for.

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  • AncientC

    Feb 21, 2021 at 6:52 PM

    Comment #69

    “I would take a thumping tonight if guaranteed Bruce going”.

    Jarra, funny you mention that. I’ve had a bit of a sneaking suspicion that Bruce could be released tonight — if that eventuality happens.

    Obviously losing this match is expected… but if it’s a hammering… I think it could be Bruce’s last game.

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  • Tackle from behind

    Feb 21, 2021 at 6:52 PM

    Comment #70

    For Sale

    Fat useless manager.

    Likes – Steak bake, sausage rolls, bacon, looking over shoulder of pork

    Dislikes – Gloves, tactics, Longstaff brothers, winning, Jones

    Buyer to collect

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  • Mag52

    Feb 21, 2021 at 6:52 PM

    Comment #71

    If ever there was a time to play Man.U. it’s now.
    They are a team who, frankly, have struggled recently in the league, and have proved to be open at the back against a determined counter attack.
    De Gea is lucky to retain his place in goal. He’s a mistake waiting to happen.
    Bruce will relish getting one over his old club. Nobody expects us to win this one. Just the time to prove them all wrong.
    HWTL.

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  • Tackle from behind

    Feb 21, 2021 at 6:52 PM

    Comment #72

    Sorry, that was meant to be on eBay

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  • Jamesthefirst

    Feb 21, 2021 at 6:52 PM

    Comment #73

    So to summarise if relegation threatens the takeover.

    – PIF would want a lower price that is value for money. The sticking point then becomes Ashley who always over values the club. If they don’t agree a new price, then PIF would walk.

    – At present, a price of £305 million has been agreed in writing should the club be a PL club when the takeover is approved.

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  • Jarra

    Feb 21, 2021 at 6:52 PM

    Comment #74

    One thing for sure if Bruce goes I think it will be Jones in charge Ashley has previous for this if I’m not mistaken promoting Chris Houghton and John Carver through the ranks.

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  • Mund

    Feb 21, 2021 at 6:54 PM

    Comment #75

    Nothing Caulkin said says anything of that sort.

    Let’s remember this is the guy who constantly fed us updates during the O&D tests but has been very very quiet since the Saudis pulled out.

    He is staying clear of saying anything positive or negative with regards of the takeover.

    Jacobs knows people within PIF, BeiN and the PL and let’s not forget this is the man who was against it for so long saying it won’t happen but his tune has changed over the last month or so.

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  • Optimistic prime

    Feb 21, 2021 at 6:54 PM

    Comment #76

    Can’t believe Shelvey continues to get games!

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  • SiOliver

    Feb 21, 2021 at 6:54 PM

    Comment #77

    After watching the city game I’d rather have de Bruyne for 15 minutes than Shelvey for the full 90.

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  • Optimistic prime

    Feb 21, 2021 at 6:55 PM

    Comment #78

    Could be a cricket score with Bruces set up and selection.

    This won’t be pretty.

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  • Mund

    Feb 21, 2021 at 6:55 PM

    Comment #79

    James it’s 340M mate with the increase coming after the end of exclusivity and Ashley raised it which the consortium agreed to

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  • Moonraker15

    Feb 21, 2021 at 6:55 PM

    Comment #80

    This match result won’t determine our future! But the attitude of the players will!

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