Newcastle United boss Rafa Benitez has for once received some positive news in the form of defenders Federico Fernandez, and Paul Dummett have both recovered from recent knocks and will be available for selection for Saturday’s Old Trafford trip.
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The duo was missing from the Leicester City diabolical, but a settled back-line should give everyone a well-deserved shot in the arm, especially against a dodgy and dare I say, struggling Manchester United side.
Fellow defender DeAndre Yedlin, who has been complaining of a sore ankle is thought to be ready and raring to go.
Striker Salomon Rondon will miss out with a muscle issue. However, the good news (yes, there’s more) is that he should be back for Brighton in a couple of weeks’ time.
Centre-half Florian Lejeune is still recovering from a recent cruciate ligament operation and will be out of action for a while yet.
The rest of the squad are reportedly in fine fettle.