Wed 15 May 2024, 19:09 · Ash Harrison

Kieran Trippier returns to the starting XI - Manchester United v Newcastle Team News

Kieran Trippier returns to the starting XI - Manchester United v Newcastle Team News
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Newcastle United take on Manchester United at Old Trafford tonight - Kick-off is 8pm live on Sky Sports.

The mind games are over and it seems Erik ten Hag has been trying to play Eddie Howe like a fiddle as Bruno Fernandes does start for the Red Devils tonight after suggesting he'd not be fit.

Meanwhile, Eddie Howe successfully downplayed the absences of Fabian Schar and Alexander Isak who were seen coming into Old Trafford before the teams were announced via a video on the NUFC X account. There was no sign of Callum Wilson on the video reinforcing the idea that he needs to be sold this summer.

Isak makes the starting eleven but Fabian Schar has to make do with a place on the bench.

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No Wilson or Livramento in the squad

Captain Tripps is back!

Kieran Trippier returns to the starting lineup at the expense of Tino Livramento who is not even named on the bench after picking up an ankle injury. He will also miss the weekend's game against Brentford.

Eddie Howe resisted the urge to start Joelinton which is a shame as we'd have loved to have seen him clatter Bruno Fernandes in the opening minutes. Howe also goes with Martin Dubravka in goal which will pretty much end Nick Pope's chances of a late England call for the Euros.

As suspected, Jacob Murphy retains his place over Miguel Almiron while Elliot Anderson and Anthony Gordon will add to the support for Isak.


Fingers crossed for another Casemiro clown show

Newcastle's bench is strong, with Fabian Schar, Joelinton, Harvey Barnes and Miggy able to come on and change things up.

Casemiro starts for Man United which is a welcome inclusion if he continues to play like he has been lately.

Former Newcastle target Scott McTominay also starts with the overrated youngsters Alejandro Garnacho and Kobbie Mainoo. Okay, they're not really overrated, but it's just hard giving compliments to anything Manchester United.

Howay the lads. We can do this!