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Newcastle United take on Manchester United next weekend in the Premier League and if everything goes well then Karl Darlow could make a return to the side, as per The Times.

The Magpies keeper has been out with COVID and as per the recent updates, his health had really deteriorated due to the disease. But now the 30-year-old is back in contention to start during Cristiano Ronaldo’s return to Man United on Saturday.

The report claims: “Darlow was hospitalised and lost more than a stone in weight when he contracted the virus while watching England’s Euro 2020 final against Italy at Wembley Stadium in July.

“He has since spoken of a pain worse than razor blades in his throat and revealed the physical difficulty he had when he returned to training.

“However, The Times understands that the 30-year-old returned to full training this week and has shown no side effects from coronavirus. He is eager to return to the first team.”

Will Karl Darlow start against Manchester United?

Freddie Woodman has been starting in goal for Newcastle United so far this season but now that Karl Darlow is back, the manager has a big decision to make.


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It will be really harsh for the manager to drop the 24-year-old Woodman next weekend but against a club like Manchester United, Steve Bruce will require all the experience he can get.

Last season, Karl Darlow made 88 saves and kept four clean sheets across 25 Premier League games and if he is physically 100% then he will surely be returning in front of goal on Saturday.

This game will see the return of Ronaldo to Manchester United and against such a world-class player Steve Bruce will undoubtedly want his most experienced keeper on the pitch.

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