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Harry Maguire and Alex Telles included in Man Utd squad vs Newcastle

Harry Maguire and Alex Telles included in Man Utd squad vs Newcastle

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Harry Maguire and Alex Telles included in Man Utd squad vs Newcastle

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has included Harry Maguire and Alex Telles in his travelling squad to face Newcastle on Saturday.

The Red Devils get back underway after the international break with a tough trip to St James’ Park.

United will be looking to put the 6-1 defeat to Tottenham firmly behind them by picking up all three points at Newcastle.

And Solskjaer has given the squad a boost by including two players who were a doubt – Maguire and Telles – according to the MEN.

Club captain Maguire picked up a knock before he was sent off during England’s defeat to Denmark on Wednesday.

Harry Maguire has been included in the travelling squad to face Newcastle

But the centre-back is believed to have recovered well after a night to forget at Wembley, meaning he makes the squad.

Meanwhile, Telles featured in both of Brazil’s World Cup qualification matches over the break, shortly after making the move to United.

The 27-year-old only reported to United’s Carrington training base on Thursday, but has also been included in the travelling party and could make his debut.

Alex Telles arrived from Porto to bolster the defence – and Solskjaer said he is looking forward to 'integrating him'
Alex Telles arrived from Porto on transfer deadline day

Edinson Cavani did not make the squad as he is still self-isolating after arriving from Paris from outside of an elite sporting bubble.

The selected squad of players flew to Newcastle from the private terminal at Manchester Airport on Friday afternoon.

Solskjaer gave Maguire his backing recently following the United skipper’s nightmares against Tottenham and Denmark.

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“You’re in the highlights all the time and when Harry is part of the England team that beats number one ranked Belgium it’s just a normal day and you get the headlines when you get a sending off,” Solskjaer said. “That’s football for you. There are so many ups and downs, have to deal with it individually and as a group.

“Harry has got great resilience, I know he’ll bounce back, I know he wants to play and work his way out of the last couple of games he’s been criticised. He picked up a knock just before he came off. I’m just hopeful he’ll be fit. We had a look at him yesterday and will give him a test today.”

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