Team news: Lejeune back on the bench
Written by Rory Mitchinson
Florian Lejeune could make his return to action for Newcastle United this evening after being named on the substitutes’ bench for the Magpies’ visit of Manchester United.
The Frenchman hasn’t featured for Newcastle since July’s pre-season friendly victory over St. Patrick’s Athletic, though he did appear for Ben Dawson’s second string against Norwich City last month.
Christian Atsu and Matt Ritchie – who struck the winning goal in the corresponding fixture last season – continue out wide, with Isaac Hayden again partnering Mohamed Diamé in the engine room. Jonjo Shelvey – who came off the bench at Vicarage Road on Saturday – is among those to join Lejeune on the bench.