Javier Manquillo

Javier Manquillo and Emil Krafth could return to boost Newcastle backline

Newcastle head coach Eddie Howe hopes to have defenders Javier Manquillo and Emil Krafth available after illness for Monday’s Premier League clash with Manchester United. Manquillo missed Sunday’s 4-0 defeat by Manchester City, for which Krafth was an unused substitute, but both are expected to be fully fit.
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Javier Manquillo interview: Newcastle's 'sci-fi' takeover, backing Steve Bruce... and wanting Kylian Mbappe

Javier Manquillo says Newcastle do not care if they become the most “hated” team in the Premier League as hostility to the club’s controversial Saudi-led takeover grows. Manquillo is not bothered by the social media potshots and the boardroom wrangling and is instead determined to keep seeing the sunny side of the remarkable £305million investment.

Steve Bruce: Newcastle squad back manager 'without hesitation', says defender Javier Manquillo

Newcastle's first-team squad back manager Steve Bruce "without hesitation" amid ongoing uncertainty over his future, says Javier Manquillo. Bruce was expected to be sacked following the club's £305m Saudi-led takeover earlier this month but took charge of Newcastle in their 3-2 Premier League defeat against Tottenham - his 1,000th game as a manager - at St James' Park on Sunday.

Javier Manquillo could be available for Newcastle against Aston Villa

Newcastle full-back Javier Manquillo could return to the squad for Friday night’s crucial Premier League clash with Aston Villa. The Spaniard has missed the last four games with an ankle injury, but like fellow defender Federico Fernandez, who was an unused substitute for Sunday’s 0-0 draw at West Brom after shaking off a thigh problem, is back in training.