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BREAKING: Man Utd's flight cancelled ahead of Newcastle clash as game thrown into chaos hours before kick-off

Joe Adams

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BREAKING: Man Utd's flight cancelled ahead of Newcastle clash as game thrown into chaos hours before kick-off

Manchester United's preparations for Saturday night's Premier League clash against Newcastle have been thrown into chaos.

Erik ten Hag's side travel to St James' Park for a feisty encounter, with just one point separating the two sides in the table.

United's Champions League hopes took a major hit against Galatasaray on Wednesday, as they gave up a 3-1 lead to draw 3-3 in Istanbul.

The result means they must beat Bayern Munich at Old Trafford in just under two weeks' time to stand any chance of qualifying for the knockout stages.

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Meanwhile, their return to domestic football has not been made easier by the weather, which has got in the way of the club's travel plans.

According to the Manchester Evening News, the Red Devils squad were due to board a flight at Manchester Airport at 11am, only to be told it had been cancelled due to the weather and technical difficulties.

Instead, they will now have to take a three-hour coach journey to Tyneside before taking on Newcastle tonight at 8pm.

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An amber cold-health alert has also been issued by the UK Health Security Agency for five regions in England. The alert is in place for the East Midlands, West Midlands, North West, North East and Yorkshire and the Humber until 5 December, with cold weather likely to affect the entire health service, according to the agency.

Here is United's full squad for the Newcastle contest:

Goalkeepers: Altay Bayindir, Tom Heaton, Andre Onana.

Defenders: Diogo Dalot, Victor Lindelof, Harry Maguire, Sergio Reguilon, Luke Shaw, Raphael Varane, Aaron Wan-Bissaka.

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Midfielders: Sofyan Amrabat, Bruno Fernandes, Kobbie Mainoo, Scott McTominay, Donny van de Beek.

Forwards: Antony, Alejandro Garnacho, Rasmus Hojlund, Anthony Martial, Facundo Pellistri, Marcus Rashford.

Featured Image Credit: Getty

Topics: Manchester United, Football, Newcastle United, Premier League

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