Steve Bruce sweating on fitness of Newcastle United defender

Steve Bruce will be without five players for Manchester United’s visit to St James's Park.

Jetro Willems.
Jetro Willems.

However, Bruce could welcome back one Newcastle United defender from injury for Sunday’s game.

Jetro Willems missed Sunday’s 5-0 defeat to Leicester City with a minor knee problem.

And the loanee has a chance of being involved against Ole Gunnar Solksjaer’s side after returning to training.

Jonjo Shelvey, Matt Ritchie, Dwight Gayle and Florian Lejeune will not be available for the fixture, according to a report. Isaac Hayden’s suspended.