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Newcastle could face unlikely Manchester United threat this weekend

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Newcastle could face unlikely Manchester United threat this weekend

Newcastle United take on Manchester United this weekend and are hoping to continue their winning ways in the Premier League.

Before the international break, Steve Bruce’s side were 3-1 victors over Burnley, with Allan Saint-Maximin scoring a superb solo goal and Callum Wilson at the double.

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Up next for Bruce is his former club Manchester United, who are desperate to right the wrongs of two weeks ago that saw them lose 6-1 to Tottenham Hotspur.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will be forced into some changes, specifically in attack with Anthony Martial getting sent off against Spurs.

According to BBC Sport, new signing Edinson Cavani won’t be able to feature due to the period of isolation he must observe upon joining the club.

 

That means Newcastle may have to prepare to face an alternative danger.

TBR’s View – Ighalo an unlikely threat for Newcastle?

Solskjaer may well turn to substitute striker Odion Ighalo for the encounter, and while many Newcastle fans would rather face him than Martial or Cavani, his record against the Magpies is actually pretty good.

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He’s only faced Newcastle a couple of times in his career for Watford, but Ighalo has scored three goals and made one assist.

There’s a good chance he’ll get the nod so Marcus Rashford can stay on the left to avoid throwing Facundo Pellistri in at the deep end.

He may be a few years older now, but there’s no doubt Ighalo – who earns £180,000-a-week at United (The Sun) – would be raring to make an impression if selected, so Newcastle need to be careful.

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