Newcastle vs Man Utd: Ighalo sends message to Cavani, others

Donny van de Beek celebrates scoring for the Netherlands

With defender Harry Maguire going through a tough patch on the field, Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer feels the England global will "bounce" back after a torrid start to the season but could be out of Premier League match against Newcastle United due to injury.

The 27-year-old - the world's most expensive defender - has struggled for Manchester United since his well-documented Greek court case in August.

"That's just football for you. The closer we get to that, the more strength we'll have". "I'll know that he wants to play, he wants to just work his way out of the last couple of games that he's been criticised for".

On the field, Newcastle come into the clash buoyed by recent form and with worldwide stars coming back in relatively good spirits, in particular Ryan Fraser who scored the victor for Scotland on Wednesday night.

"He hasn't had the best of weeks, but knowing Harry the way I do, he's resilient so he'll batten down the hatches, like you have to, and get on with it and I'm sure he'll come through".

However, England manager Gareth Southgate has backed him to return to form as he said in his post-match press conference after the Denmark game that the player is too important to be dropped for both club and country.


However, Ighalo is positive that United can shake off the disappointing home defeat against Tottenham Hotspur and get a good result against the Magpies.

Look, if you are going to play the game or get to where Harry's been, he's had bad trots before and the only thing you can do is do all the basics well, go back to basics and be quiet for a few weeks.

Odion Ighalo is always an option, but we might see Marcus Rashford spearheading the United attack this weekend, with additional support from Mason Greenwood and Bruno Fernandes, who is set to operate in his preferred number ten role. We can't listen to everyone outside.

Moving forward, Solskjaer might consider switching to a 4-3-1-2 formation considering the fact that he is missing two of his strikers in Anthony Martial (suspended) and new signing Edinson Cavani, who is now in quarantine.

"All three of them have got something different to what we have and they'll definitely come in and help us", said the United boss. "I'm looking forward to helping him develop and helping him settle".

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