Newcastle United set to lose Miguel Almiron for restart as Manchester United's Fred is barred from playing

Miguel Almiron’s set to be blocked from turning out for Newcastle United at Old Trafford.

Wednesday, 8th September 2021, 1:14 pm

Paraguay complained to FIFA after Almiron was not released for international duty by the club as the midfielder would have to quarantine for 10 days on his return to England.

The Paraguayan Football Association called for “sanctions” against United in response to the move. President Robert Harrison said: "We’re going to go to the end in the Miguel Almiron case.”

FIFA have now reportedly informed a number of English clubs that their Brazilian players will not be able to play for a five-day period when the Premier League resumes. This will mean that Manchester United midfielder Fred – who wasn’t released for Brazil’s internationals for the same reason – won’t be able to face Newcastle.

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Miguel Almiron.

And that sanction is set to also apply to Almiron this weekend – unless United come to an agreement with Paraguay.