- 27th December 2021 8:00 PM
Isaac Hayden will serve a one-match ban after picking up his fifth booking of the season against Manchester City, but Javier Manquillo - who scored at Old Trafford in September - is back from illness ahead on Monday's sold-out clash with Manchester United (kick-off 8pm).
The Red Devils hope to have most of their players available following the Covid outbreak which saw their games against Brentford and Brighton postponed, although Paul Pogba will miss out through injury.
Eddie Howe will assess Jonjo Shelvey's fitness ahead of the game, but will definitely be without the injured Federico Fernández, Jamal Lewis and Paul Dummett. Brazilian Joelinton has been outstanding for the Magpies in recent weeks, and he spoke to NUFC TV ahead of Monday's match.