Newcastle United have introduced that they’ve recalled goalkeeper Martin Dubravka previous to the tip of his mortgage spell with Manchester United.
Dubravka joined the Purple Devils in the summertime as a back-up goalkeeper on a season-long mortgage deal. The Slovakian made simply two appearances, each within the EFL Cup, for Erik ten Hag’s facet in the course of the first half of the 2022-23 season.
The primary of these matches was a 4-2 win over Aston Villa, whereas the second was a 3-0 success over EFL Championship leaders Burnley.
Dubravka has additionally made Manchester United’s bench in seven Premier League matches and 5 UEFA Europa League contests. Nevertheless, he did not make the squad for every of their final three league fixtures.
Newcastle United launched a press release on January 1, the primary day of the winter switch window, to announce Dubravka’s untimely return. It learn:
“Martin Dúbravka has been recalled from his season-long mortgage spell with Manchester United. The Slovakia worldwide goalkeeper joined the Purple Devils on a short lived foundation in September and made two appearances below Erik ten Hag.”
The ultimate a part of the assertion indicated that he’s prone to be second-choice for the Magpies:
“[He] will now present additional competitors for Nick Pope, who stored his ninth league clear sheet of the season – probably the most within the Premier League – in Saturday’s 0-0 draw with Leeds.”
Martin Dubravka notably did not play a single match for Newcastle previous to his mortgage transfer to Outdated Trafford.
Newcastle United and Manchester United have regarded stable since returning to motion
Manchester United and Newcastle United are firmly embroiled in what is anticipated to be a aggressive race for a top-four end within the Premier League this season. Each groups have staged stable returns to league motion following the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
The Purple Devils first took on Nottingham Forest at Outdated Trafford on December 27. Targets from Marcus Rashford, Anthony Martial and Fred gave Erik ten Hag’s males a snug 3-0 victory.
They adopted that up with a 1-0 win over Wolverhampton Wanderers on the Molineux on New 12 months’s Eve courtesy of Rashford’s 76th-minute winner. The 13-time Premier League winners now sit fourth within the standings with 32 factors from 16 matches.
Newcastle United, in the meantime, beat Leicester Metropolis 3-0 on the King Energy Stadium of their first Premier League encounter after the World Cup on December 26. Chris Wooden, Miguel Almiron and Joelinton all discovered the again of the web within the opening 32 minutes to seal the win.
The Magpies then drew 0-0 with relegation-threatened Leeds United at St. James’ Park on December 31. Eddie Howe’s troops are third within the league standings, with 34 factors from 17 matches.