£83m Newcastle United duo miss training ahead of Manchester United clash amid triple injury doubt

Newcastle United strikers Alexander Isak (left) Callum Wilson (right). (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)Newcastle United strikers Alexander Isak (left) Callum Wilson (right). (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)
Newcastle United strikers Alexander Isak (left) Callum Wilson (right). (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)
Newcastle United are sweating over Callum Wilson and Alexander Isak’s fitness ahead of facing Manchester United.

Newcastle United will make late checks on Callum Wilson and Alexander Isak’s fitness ahead of the Premier League clash away to Manchester United.

Wilson missed Saturday’s 1-1 draw with Brighton & Hove Albion through illness while Isak was also feeling unwell. The Swede led the line at St James’ Park but had to withdraw with 20 minutes remaining.

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Neither player have trained this week but Newcastle boss Eddie Howe hopes they can on Tuesday.

Newcastle United strikers Alexander Isak (left) Callum Wilson (right). (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)Newcastle United strikers Alexander Isak (left) Callum Wilson (right). (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)
Newcastle United strikers Alexander Isak (left) Callum Wilson (right). (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

“We’ll see,” Howe said on Wilson. “We haven’t seen Callum. We’ll see if he’s available to train today. If not I’m sure he’ll be fit for Brentford.”

On Isak, Howe added: “Illness. I don’t think it’s a serious illness. He didn’t train yesterday so again, we’ll see if he trains today - fingers crossed he will. But yeah, he wasn’t feeling 100% and I think you could see that.

“He’s been so good in recent weeks athletically as well as technically and all the goals that he’s scored. We knew on Friday he was slightly under the weather.”

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Meanwhile, Howe says he will “wait and see” if Fabian Schar can make the trip to Old Trafford. Schar has missed the last two games against Burnley and Brighton because of a hamstring injury.

“He’s working his way back,” Howe said. “He’s in a mix at the moment between training and being with the medical staff. He’s making good progress from his hamstring problem so we’ll wait and see if he’s available.”

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