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Solskjaer provides update on Manchester United’s deadline day signings

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer didn’t give the media any hints that any of his new recruits will feature against Newcastle on Saturday.

You’d expect Donny van de Beek to finally get the nod in the starting line-up, but he’s been at the club longer than our newest recruits. It has been mind boggling to see him named on the bench each week when our midfield has been diabolical, with a certain Frenchman non-existent for the most part presumably dreaming about that move to Real Madrid, according to The Guardian.

Edinson Cavani has yet to train with the group as he’s been forced to quarantine until Sunday due to not being in a sports bubble prior to his Bosman move to Old Trafford. Having him back next week will be a huge boost but I’m sure it will take the 33-year-old some time to reach full fitness.

Brazil full-back Alex Telles came on twice for Brazil during the international break. He arrived in Manchester yesterday after a long flight from Sao Paulo, so he is unlikely to start ahead of Luke Shaw who spent the past week working on his fitness at Carrington training complex.

“We’re looking forward to integrating them into the group,” Solskjaer said at his press conference on Friday, as per Manchester Evening News. “Facundo has been in training two days, very exciting, young enthusiastic player with some attributes we don’t have, maybe one for the future, not just now, still only 18.

“Alex (Telles) came in yesterday and did his recovery after a long long flight from Sao Paulo. Edinson (Cavani) has still not been with the group because of quarantine, all three have got something different to what we have and will come in and help us. The group are looking forward to having them join in.”

Manchester United travel to St James’ Park tomorrow evening. Check out our predicted XI and match preview.

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