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Confirmed Man Utd line-up vs Newcastle, Fernandes returns

Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag has named his starting line-up for the final home game of the Premier League season against Newcastle United this evening.

The Red Devils have had a frustrating period since the international break, picking up only seven points from their last eight league outings.

Tonight’s game against the Magpies is a must-win to keep their hopes alive of qualifying for Europe.

Ten Hag has made one notable change, with Bruno Fernandes returning to the starting XI after missing the last two matches through injury.

The Portuguese star looks set to play as the false number nine, with Rasmus Hojlund dropped to the bench amid his frustrating spell in front of goal.

There is more good news on the bench with Marcus Rashford and Lisandro Martinez back in the squad after recovering from their respective injuries.

Fernandes’ return is a huge boost for the Red Devils, considering he has been their stand-out performer in front of goal with 26 goal involvements across all competitions.

The 29-year-old has created more chances than any other player in the Premier League this term (108), but his teammates have lacked a cutting edge with their finishing.

United have lost their last three matches against the Magpies and must win tonight to stand any chance of European qualification via the league.

Confirmed Man Utd line-up (4-2-3-1) vs Newcastle: Onana; Wan-Bissaka, Casemiro, Evans, Dalot; Amrabat, Mainoo; Amad, McTominay, Garnacho; Fernandes.

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