Newcastle United handed double boost pre-Manchester United plus defender exit confirmed

Manchester United are set to be without TWO of their top strikers for the visit to Newcastle United on Saturday evening.

Tuesday, 13th October 2020, 5:48 pm
PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 11: (FREE FOR EDITORIAL USE) In this handout image provided by UEFA, Edinson Cavani of Paris Saint-Germain runs out to warm up prior to the UEFA Champions League round of 16 second leg match between Paris Saint-Germain and Borussia Dortmund at Parc des Princes on March 11, 2020 in Paris, France. The match is played behind closed doors as a precaution against the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus). (Photo by UEFA - Handout/UEFA via Getty Images)

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side – hammered on home turf by Tottenham Hotspur last time out – will not be able to count of the services of either Anthony Martial or new boy Edinson Cavani, linked with a move to the Magpies early in the summer window.

On their official website, Manchester United confirmed: “Martial, although away representing France at the moment, must start a three-match domestic suspension following his red card during the defeat to Tottenham Hotspur at Old Trafford. In addition to the Magpies encounter, he will also sit out the home games with Chelsea and Arsenal.

"Cavani, meanwhile, is being forced to self-isolate due to the COVID-19 guidelines, following his arrival into the country from France, which means he is unable to make his debut at St James' Park. The Uruguay international will be free to play against his former club Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League, though, if deemed fit and ready for action."

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Meanwhile, former Newcastle United defender Daryl Janmaat has been talking about his Watford exit, after four years at Vicarage Road.

Speaking to Algemeen Dagblad, the Netherlands international full-back said: “In good mutual consultation, we have decided to end the collaboration after four years.

“I’ve had an unpleasant season. A normal injection into the knee caused an infection. The joint later had to be rinsed again, followed by a period of antibiotics.

“Fortunately that is all over, I train daily again and feel fit. It was time for a new step in my career. I really want to play football for a few more seasons.”

He added: “I am free to come and go as I please. I have been training with a physiotherapist for some time now, the knee is okay. If a club is looking for a defender, I’m ready.

“I am really in the last weeks of my rehabilitation. I feel like I’m getting stronger. Now I’m waiting to see which club comes my way.

“I’m not in a hurry, in the sense that I’m just going to sign somewhere because I want something. I can take my time, I’m curious which clubs are interested.”