Newcastle vs Man United - Man United game may come too soon for Newcastle new boy Slimani



Posted Saturday, February 10, 2018 by PA

Newcastle vs Man United - Man United game may come too soon for Newcastle new boy Slimani

Newcastle boss Rafael Benitez will make a late decision on striker Islam Slimani ahead of Sunday’s Premier League clash with Manchester United.

The loan signing from Leicester arrived with a thigh injury and although he is training, he remains a doubt for the game.

Defender Ciaran Clark (knee) and midfielder Mohamed Diame (knock) are fit, but full-back Jesus Gamez (ankle) is not yet ready to return.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic returned to first-team training two days ago, but the Manchester United striker will not be ready for the trip.

The 36-year-old was given a new one-year deal after recovering impressively from a serious knee injury sustained in April, but managed only seven appearances before suffering a complaint with the same knee.

Ibrahimovic is back in training having last featured on Boxing Day, but will continue to be on the sidelines this weekend – as will Eric Bailly (ankle), Daley Blind (ankle ligaments) and Marouane Fellaini (knee).



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