Big Newcastle boost before Manchester United clash

Rafa Benitez celebrates Newcastle win over Stoke

Positive move

Newcastle United are set for a big boost during their clash with Manchester United this weekend with one player in particular set to feature.

The Magpies have certainly struggled this season and will face a big test in Jose Mourinho’s men this weekend.

They could certainly do with a result with the side towards the bottom end of the Premier League table and relegation potentially looming.

Now, they could have a better chance of getting that result after Islam Slimani came into the club on deadline day.

The Algerian moved to Leicester City with big expectations after a huge season at Sporting but was unable to live up to them.

That lead to losing his place at the King Power with Jamie Vardy and Shinji Okazaki preferred on most occasions.

Now, the player has joined Rafa Benitez’s side on loan until the end of the season and could be a huge player for the side.

With their forward woes being one of the reasons they are so far down the table, it can only be a huge boost for Newcastle.

Though, the news gets better for fans ahead of the game this weekend.

Set to feature

It has been revealed today by Sky Sports’ Keith Downie that the Algerian is set to feature against Man United.

He has been slightly injured of late and without any playing time, he needed a chance to prove his fitness.

Now, it has been revealed that he has been in full training this week and is set to play some part in the game.

Fears for Marcus Rashford before Newcastle

While Newcastle are set for a selection boost, Man United are set to receive a blow.

That is because there are now fears that Marcus Rashford could miss the game this weekend.

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