Eddie Howe provides Newcastle injury update ahead of the clash against Manchester United
As stated by Manchester Evening News, Eddie Howe has previewed the Carabao Cup fourth-round clash between Newcastle and Manchester United. It will be a repeat of last season’s championship showdown where the Red Devils came out on top.
Although Newcastle have won just one of their last four games across all competitions, United enter the game off a devastating derby loss to Manchester City where they were thoroughly outplayed. Howe has made several references to adjustments from the starting lineup that played at Molineux. His team was dissatisfied in their weekend 2-2 draw away at Wolves.
Midfielder Sandro Tonali is suspended for the remainder of the season, and Sven Botman and Alexander Isak will not play in Wednesday night’s game at Old Trafford. The unavailability of three key players for Newcastle is good news for United.
The Magpies are likely to use the same roster from the previous weekend and are not anticipating any players to return to the team before the match. Since moving to St James’ Park, Botman has been an essential member of Newcastle’s defensive lineup. His absence is a boon for our attack.
Speaking on his squad’s absentees, Eddie Howe said:
“The timeframe on Sven Botman is unclear at the moment, we are taking it day-by-day with that one. Alex Isak we hope will be back after the international break. I’m not expecting anyone back that we didn’t already have available for Wolves.”
Howe further revealed that Alexander Isak, a Swedish striker who hobbled off in the Champions League loss to Borussia Dortmund, is unlikely to return before the next international break.
Javier Manquillo remains sidelined due to an injury in the groin, with Jacob Murphy also expected not to feature against Manchester United because of a shoulder problem. Eddie Howe is keen to make the most of his squad depth as tough challenges against Arsenal and Borussia Dortmund await.
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Manchester United are truly in a mess. Our strikers are struggling, and they also can’t seem to figure out the midfield equation. The game against Newcastle gives us an opportunity to get back to winning ways and put together a run of positive results.