There was hope Steve Bruce could seal a late loan move before the 11pm deadline with Leicester City’s Hamza Choudhury discussed.
However, talks with The Foxes swiftly broke down, meaning just one senior player in the form of Joe Willock from Arsenal arrived to bolster Bruce’s squad.
Willock impressed on loan last season, which technically means United have no new faces in their ranks.
The mood around Tyneside is flat, especially given Newcastle are yet to claim three points from their opening Premier League games. They’ve also exited the Carabao Cup at the first hurdle to Burnley on penalties.
Will Bruce steady the ship and keep the club in the Premier League? Here’s where data experts FiveThirtyEight are tipping them to finish:
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