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After another brace, how long can Rafa Benitez ignore Newcastle’s Elias Sorensen?

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After another brace, how long can Rafa Benitez ignore Newcastle’s Elias Sorensen?

In his first season at under 23 level, Elias Sorensen has looked right at home for Newcastle United. Now, his prolific form has surely put him in the first team picture but coach Rafa Benitez is yet to introduce the 19-year-old.

The Danish youth international scored yet another brace this weekend against Manchester United to take his tally to 12 goals in as many games for the Magpies, with seven of them coming in his past four outings.

A real poacher, many may argue that he is just the kind of talent that the club need to look to with transfer acquisitions clearly lacking of late, but Benitez is yet to consider him.

NEWCASTLE, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 1: Elias Fritjof Sorensen of Newcastle United (9) scores Newcastle’s second goal during the Premier League 2 Match between Newcastle United and Fulham at Whitley Park on October 1, 2018, in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. (Photo by Serena Taylor/Newcastle United via Getty Images)

Still young and inexperienced, the Spanish manager may be reluctant to put too much pressure on him just yet. After all, he is only three months into his first taste of reserve team football.


With more game time to come at that level and a potential loan exit, it may not be a shock if Sorensen heads out on loan or begins to feature in cup competitions in January as Benitez may look to try him out.

Either way, based on current form, it looks as though Newcastle could have a real talent on their hands.

Sam is a football journalist focusing on English football at all levels and Spanish football. He also writes for Spain's biggest daily sports newspaper, MARCA, as well as The Boot Room. Find Sam on Twitter at @samleveridge.

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