Fulham-bound Aleksandar Mitrovic leaves Newcastle base in Portugal

Rafa Benitez has named his starting XI for tonight's friendly against Porto.

Saturday, 28th July 2018, 7:19 pm
Updated Saturday, 28th July 2018, 7:57 pm
Rafa Benitez.

Newcastle United take on the Primeira Liga side at the Estadio do Dragao (8pm kick-off).

Striker Aleksandar Mitrovic had travelled to Portugal with his team-mates yesterday.

Aleksandar Mitrovic.

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However, Mitrovic has returned to England after Newcastle accepted a bid from Fulham.

United manager, without injured defender Florian Lejeune, has fielded Joselu up front.

Benitez is also without winger Kenedy, whose wife has had a baby, while defender Fabian Schar, signed from Deportivo La Coruna this week, is on the Newcastle bench.

NEWCASTLE UNITED: Dubravka; Yedlin, Clark, Lascelles, Dummett; Diame, Shelvey; Ritchie, Perez, Murphy; Joselu. Subs: Darlow, Elliot, Manquillo, Sterry, Schar, Yarney, Hayden, Ki, Longstaff, Atsu, Fernandez, Roberts, Armstrong, Gayle.