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Manchester United team news with Newcastle missing 11 players (Premier League)



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Newcastle United will be without 11 players as they welcome Manchester United to St James’ Park in the Premier League on Saturday evening.

Manchester United are taking on Newcastle United away from home as Erik ten Hag‘s Reds attempt to continue their string of good form in the Premier League, having won five of their last six games in the competition.

Ten Hag has been boosted with injury returns of late after Luke Shaw made his first appearance in almost four months during United’s 3-0 win over Everton last weekend.

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Marcus Rashford is now available to play once again after being banned from United’s 3-3 draw against Galatasaray in midweek, with Rasmus Højlund also returning to action to play an hour of football.

Antony played a full 90 minutes after missing the Everton game due to a knock and performed well against the Turkish club, helping create goals for both Alejandro Garanacho and Scott McTominay.

Casemiro and Lisandro Martínez will not be fit until the New Year, with Christian Eriksen also some weeks away from being available for selection, while Mason Mount is only just returning to training.

“Mason Mount is, today, returning on the [training] pitch, but I don’t know how long it will take until he returns,” Ten Hag said on Friday. “I can’t say in this moment.

“We have many options but we have to manage the load of the players. It is also about freshness as well.”

Jonny Evans will not be able to play, and United have also confirmed that Tyrell Malacia has had to undergo a second operation and will not be fit until the new year.

Newcastle United, however, will not be welcoming any absentees back ahead of the game, with 11 players missing from their ranks.

Harvey Barnes and Sven Botman have been long-term absentees for the Magpies, while striker Callum Wilson picked up a hamstring problem two weeks ago. Sean Longstaff and Joe Willock are also not expected to play any part on Saturday evening.

Jacob Murphy, Dan Burn, Elliot Anderson, Matt Targett, and Javier Manquillo make up the remaining injured players, with Sandro Tonali serving a 10-month ban for breaking Italian FA betting rules.