Newcastle United v Man Utd team news: Two doubts & 17 ruled out

Newcastle United is set to resume their Premier League campaign against Manchester United this Saturday, a mere four days after enduring a controversial incident during their match in Paris. Eddie Howe’s squad was on the brink of securing a monumental Champions League triumph against Paris Saint-Germain when, in stoppage time, a penalty was awarded to the home team.

Initially, referee Szymon Marciniak dismissed PSG’s appeals for a handball until VAR intervened, prompting the Polish official to reevaluate his decision using the VAR monitor. Video replays revealed that Tino Livramento’s elbow was struck by Ousmane Dembele’s cross after hitting the player’s chest, leading Marciniak to award the penalty.

Kylian Mbappe calmly converted from the spot, sparking disbelief among various pundits and former professionals. Despite feeling a sense of injustice post-game, Eddie Howe, the Magpies’ head coach, won’t allow himself to dwell on the incident as he readies his team to host Manchester United, who had a 3-3 draw against Galatasaray midweek.

Newcastle fielded the same starting 11 throughout the 90 minutes in France but will see the return of Matt Ritchie and Emil Krafth to the matchday squad, bolstering their bench. However, Howe continues to grapple with the absence of several key players due to injuries, a situation mirrored in the Red Devils’ squad.

Here, NewcastleWorld provides an overview of the players sidelined for Saturday’s encounter and those whose participation remains uncertain:

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