Man United player rules himself out of Newcastle United clash - now seven out & four doubts

Manchester United are set to without seven players for Sunday’s Premier League fixture at Newcastle United - with another four rated as doubtful.

Manchester United goalkeeper Tom Heaton has revealed he will miss Sunday afternoon’s Premier League visit to Newcastle United due to an ankle injury (kick-off 4:30pm).

The 36-year-old has acted as the primary back-up to David de Gea throughout the 2022-23 season, but his absence is set to see Jack Butland promoted to the bench at St James’ Park. Butland hasn’t been named in a Premier League matchday squad since joining on loan from Crystal Palace in January.

“Yeah, unfortunately the day before the Fulham game, I rolled my ankle in training,” Heaton told MUFCTV. “Thankfully, it’s not too bad but it’ll mean a couple of weeks out, I think. I should be back some point in April somewhere, hopefully halfway through.

“It’s an occupational hazard unfortunately, a bit of a random one but, yeah, I just went over on the ankle and nicked the ligament. I’m in this [protective boot] for another few days then hope to get it back moving again.”

Frustratingly for Erik ten Hag, it’s another name to add to the Red Devils’ injury list - with seven players in total ruled out of the visit to Tyneside, and another four players rated as doubtful. Here’s a look at Man United’s injury list and suspension list in full:

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