Newcastle United confirmed starting XI vs Man Utd: One change as striker misses out

Newcastle United starting XI to face Manchester United has been announced.

Eddie Howe has named one change to his Newcastle United starting XI for tonight’s Premier League clash away to Manchester United.

The Magpies arrive at Old Trafford knowing a point will secure a top seven and see them finish above the Red Devils for the first time in Premier League history.

And Howe has recalled Kieran Trippier to his starting line-up in place of Tino Livramento, who drops out with an ongoing ankle injury. Meanwhile, Fabian Schar is on the bench following two games out with a hamstring injury.

Newcastle remain without Callum Wilson. The England international missed Saturday’s 1-1 draw at home to Brighton and Hove Albion through illness and hasn’t recovered in time for tonight.

Alexander Isak has recovered, however, after the Swede withdrew with 20 minutes to go against Brighton.

Howe has a strong bench at his disposal after resisting temptation to start Nick Pope, Joelinton and Almiron.

Speaking on Tuesday, Howe said: “I'll try and make the right decisions based on the information I receive from the medical team and speaking to the players. And of course, tactically how we set up in the game and what's the best way to go.

“Of course I could and it’s nice to have those options. I need to look at them individually, I don’t think I can sort of lump them together because they’ve come back from different injuries.”

Joelinton spent four months out with groin injury and Pope was sidelined for five months after dislocating his shoulder. Trippier, meanwhile, was out of action for nine weeks because of a groin issue and Almiron missed a month with a knee issue.

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