Triple injury blow for Newcastle ahead of Man United game

Rafa Benitez will be without three key Newcastle United players at Old Trafford.

Friday, 17th November 2017, 12:42 pm
Updated Tuesday, 12th December 2017, 10:35 am
Rafa Benitez

Benitez today revealed that captain Jamaal Lascelles will miss tomorrow evening's match against Manchester United along with Christian Atsu and Mikel Merino.

"Merino's been with a member of staff in Spain," said United's manager.

"He will come back and hopefully start training here. Jamaal and Atsu are injured."

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Meanwhile, Paul Dummett, sidelined since the first weekend of the season, is edging closer to a comeback from his hamstring problem.

"Dummett's getting closer," added Benitez. "He's training with us."