Marcus Rashford & Alexis Sanchez injury updates before Newcastle vs Man United

Newcastle vs Man United

Can Ole Gunnar Solskjaer make it four wins from four when Manchester United face Newcastle at St James’ Park on Wednesday?

Or can Rafa Benitez upset the Red Devils and boost Newcastle’s survival hopes with a win?

This is a clash between the sides sixth from top and sixth from bottom in the league.

Man United have 35 points on the board, while Arsenal are three points above United at the start of gameweek 21.

Newcastle have 18 points in 15th place, while the Magpies are just three points above the drop zone.

When these sides met earlier in the season at Old Trafford, Jose Mourinho lead Man United to a memorable comeback win.

Newcastle took a 2-nil lead into the halftime break, however Man United scored three goals in the final 20 minutes to win 3-2.

Marcus Rashford injury update

Manchester United fans and many Fantasy Premier League managers have been closely monitoring Marcus Rashford’s fitness over the new year.

Rashford was subbed out of the win against Bournemouth with a groin problem.

Romelu Lukaku returned to action as the England forward needed medical treatment.

So will Rashford be fit for the trip to Newcastle?

According to Simon Peach, who is the chief football writer at the Press Association, the outlook for Rashford is positive.

He’s reported “Ole Gunnar Solskjaer expects Marcus Rashford to be fit to face (Newcastle)”.

Does that mean Rashford will start the game? Perhaps, or Solskjaer may use Rashford off the bench.

It’s also worth noting that Marcos Rojo is out of the Magpies game, as are Eric Bailly (suspended) and Chris Smalling.

Will Alexis Sanchez play at St James’ Park?

According to Solskjaer, Alexis Sanchez will be “involved” against Newcastle.

The assumption is that Sanchez will be named on the bench at kick-off.

Alexis has been out of action for a month with a hamstring problem.

Also see: Romelu Lukaku’s new role at Man United revealed vs Bournemouth & his Marcus Rashford problem.

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