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Newcastle Goalkeeper Forced To Withdraw From International Duty

Manchester United has confirmed that Martin Dubravka has withdrawn from international duty with Slovakia. The 33-year-old has picked up an injury and will return to Manchester to be assessed.

Martin joined Manchester United on a season-long loan which contains a purchase clause based on appearances. The number of appearances to trigger the clause is reportedly high.

Dubravka has yet to make his debut with the Red Devils. Manager Erik Ten Hag has handed number one David de Gea starts in every match including the Europa League.

The extent of the injury is unknown as Manchester United have issued the following statement:

Manchester United’s on-loan goalkeeper Martin Dubravka will return from international duty earlier than expected, after picking up an injury in training with Slovakia.

The 33-year-old was due to be involved in his country’s two home Nations League games, against Azerbaijan this evening (Thursday) and Belarus on Sunday.

As a precautionary measure, Dubravka has withdrawn from the squad and will have his problem assessed at Carrington.

Dubravka has been capped 30 times for Slovakia. Behind him is Marek Rodak, who has 17 caps and started as Fulham’s number one this season until Bernd Leno arrived on loan from Arsenal.

44 comments so far

  • Bills Son Is Back

    Sep 22, 2022 at 3:12 PM

    Comment #41

    My worst game in 60 years of watching the Toon…

    The 1-0 home defeat by Man U the year we threw a 10pt lead away and didn’t win the Prem.

    We were stuttering for a few games before and Man U were on a run, but if we’d won that night they wouldn’t have caught us.

    The sickening feeling when Cantona scored from Andy Cole’s pass and the even worse feeling after the game ended and we’d lost will never leave me.

    I just knew we’d blown it and that Man U would beat us to the title.

    I was so gutted that after the end of the season I never read a newspaper for about three months. I just couldn’t bear to read anything about Man U winning the title.

    It makes me gutted just to write this post.

  • niafron

    Sep 22, 2022 at 3:22 PM

    Comment #42

    @Fenham to Chalfont

    Yeah, i heard this… well as i said, many other subjects in french Football at the moment, so this is quiet under the radar for now, but yes, he’s considered very disapointing for his behaviors in training.

    Well, PSG is a total mess, the summer window was a faillure, due to the internal war between Henrique and Campos.

    In this context, many voices to say recruiting Ekitiké was a major mistake.

    So why NUFC wanted him?… no idea.

  • Nijmegen-toon

    Sep 22, 2022 at 3:32 PM

    Comment #43

    It’s a tricky one on Etikite, given the emphasise we’ve put on the right characters being signed. I suppose he would have had glowing reports from his former club considering they were after £30M for him lol. We could only go from his past behaviour and how he’s sounded in his dealings with the club, maybe PSG coming in went to his head and led to him wearing silly trousers and leaving disrespectful tweets. If these reports are true then he’s only got worse.

  • Fenham to Chalfont

    Sep 22, 2022 at 3:41 PM

    Comment #44


    #41 I felt that pain, it was absolutely sickening. I’ve absolutely despised Manure ever since.

    When you look back over the past 20 years we’ve thrown away so many chances to win something. NUFC need to get that winning mentality instilled in the player’s. We need them to believe and to become winners very soon so we can finally celebrate and forget about all the so close yet so fars over the years.

    Eddie hasn’t really won anything of note say like a Mourinho. However, I believe he will win us a trophy in the next 3 years and do away with them shackles and hoodoos that’s held us back.

    In Eddie we trust, look to the future and forger the past. As the future is bright 😎


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