Manchester United and Newcastle United are both dealing with injuries ahead of their return to the Premier League.
The two teams vying for Champions League qualification meet at Saint James’ Park on Sunday afternoon. United has as many as a half-dozen players out with injuries, and the situation is similar in the North East.
Four of Eddie Howe’s players are questionable, and Joelinton is suspended. This is the most recent Newcastle injury news as we approach the weekend.
Allan Saint-Maximin is out with a hamstring injury.
What Howe has to say: “That seemed odd because there was no sign of an injury following the [City] game. We had it scanned after it is swollen. He’ll most likely miss the next two games. I doubt he’ll return after the international break.”
Emil Krafth has a knee injury.
What Howe has to say: “It’s an ACL tear. He hasn’t been operated on yet, so it’s tough to offer a certain timetable, but it’ll be between six and nine months. A lengthy suspension is a tremendous blow to us.”
Miguel Almiron has a thigh injury.
What Howe has to say: “Miggy strained a thigh muscle during practice. Unfortunately, it’s not very good. It will take six weeks.”
Nick Pope Injuries:
What happened? Pope was forced to withdraw from Gareth Southgate’s England team owing to an injury concern, and he was replaced by Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper Fraser Forster, who came via Newcastle’s youth system.
Sven Botman Problem: Virus
Botman was one of five players forced to withdraw from the Netherlands team due to illness, along with Liverpool’s Cody Gakpo.