Mon 13 May 2024, 10:20 · Ash Harrison

Bruno to miss Manchester United v Newcastle United midweek clash - Luckily for Newcastle it's Fernandes

Bruno to miss Manchester United v Newcastle United midweek clash - Luckily for Newcastle it's Fernandes
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Newcastle United need to avoid defeat to Manchester United at Old Trafford on Wednesday night to guarantee finishing above the Red Devils for the first time ever in the Premier League.

Lifeguards will be on duty on Wednesday night as Newcastle head to Old Trafford indoor swimming pool for a the Premier League match. If you're not sure what we're referring to, take a look at Old Trafford springing leak.

Arsenal braved the elements to emerge victorious on Sunday leaving Manchester United six points behind Newcastle with two games remaining and of course, the next game being the clash between the two.

Chelsea are now Newcastle's biggest threat for Europe but Newcastle hold a healthy advantage in terms of goal difference so all we need to do is equal their points total over the remaining two fixtures.

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Bruno Fernandes is likely to miss Wednesday's game

Erik ten Hag delivered a bit of positive news to TalkSPORT for Newcastle fans by confirming that Bruno Fernandes is unlikely to be fit for Wednesday's game with their injury crisis now seemingly worse than our own. Which is nice.

Even better news is that Casemiro will be fit and likely to start on Wednesday.

Ten Hag will be hoping to have Lisandro Martinez back which could see actually see Casemiro dropped after a string of poor performances. Premier Injuries also suggests that Marcus Rashford only has a 50% chance of making the squad.

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Eddie Howe has plenty of options available to him

Meanwhile, it's far better news for Eddie Howe as Alexander Isak and Callum Wilson should have shaken off their issues from the weekend and should be available to start.

Similarly, Nick Pope should be ready for a return and Kieran Trippier will likely get more minutes than the five or so he was afforded on Saturday.

Joelinton and Miguel Almiron will also be in contention for starting, but will definitely be on the bench regardless. Our squad is looking far stronger than Man United's and if you factor in our extra day's rest, the signs are good.